Sunday, June 04, 2006

Happy Birthday to the Church

Today we celebrate Pentecost which is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of our mother Church.

Previously, in my short discussion with a well educated Presbyterian, we spoke about Apostolic Succession. I made the statement that Apostolic Succession and the continued authority of the Roman Pontiff is possible only with the admission of an ever interceeding Holy Spirit.

In the Protestant faith, the Holy Spirit seemed to be somewhat marginalized (save for Pentecostals & Charismatics I'm sure). But the Roman Catholic Church makes it clear that the Holy Spirit is active in the world today through the visible Church. This active participation and guidance speaks volumes to me on the account of a personal God who is keenly involved in His creation.

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