Friday 17 May 2024

On Spirit, One Body

My latest for Catholic365 begins: “The whole Church was baptised with the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, which we celebrate on Sunday, and She manifests that baptism through a rich plurality of gifts, the charisms. The whole Church, and thus every member, is therefore both Pentecostal and Charismatic. Every gift is a charism, and each is always given for the good of the whole body, in response to Her evangelistic activity, in the context of Her sacramental life, and subject to Her gift of discernment. She exercises that gift within Her institutional life, because the institutional Church and the charismatic Church are inseparable, being two aspects of a single reality.”


  1. Proper theology for proper people.

  2. Kamm's back, I see.

    1. He has created a whole new Disqus account for the purpose. But as I say to him, "Retirement is clearly not agreeing with you, Olly Baby, so here is a little something to fill up your days. See if you can produce anyone who will say this: "I attend Mass at least monthly in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, and I believe David Lindsay to be factually and morally guilty of at least one of the criminal charges that have ever been brought against him." Do not come back until you have found someone."

  3. A wonderful piece.