Contributing Authors

Michael Cain, editor

Fr. Robert J. Fox

Pat Ludwa

Sr. Mary Lucy Astuto

Dr. Frank Joseph

Cyndi Cain


June 12-13, 2000, vol. 11, no. 107



Fruits don't grow overnight. It takes a lot of care and maintenance to bring them to a bountiful harvest. So also with the Fruits of the Holy Spirit!
    In our editorial today, we continue to celebrate the Birthday of the Church - Pentecost Sunday and give many reasons why we should truly be joyous during this time. We have the entire summer ahead of us, but it is not a time to rest on our laurels or take it easy but to bask in the Sonshine of God's love and share it with others through nurturing the Gifts each of us have been given by the Holy Spirit in joyous anticipation of the Fruits that will manifest themselves only through our fiat to the Blessed Trinity. For the commentary, The only way for a fruitful harvest, see, CATHOLIC PewPOINT

While it's always wise to think and pray before pointing the finger at others, don't be afraid to correct your brother in charity for the good of his soul and yours

   In his column today, Pat Ludwa takes the reader beneath the surface of what Jesus meant when He said "Judge not, lest ye be judged". Pat shows where so often that assumption is used as a convenient shield by those who position themselves as righteous while promoting whatever they want, such as abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity, greed, etc. Pat illustrates that this is not what Christ meant as well as reflecting on the fact that He was God, all others are finite sinners. Keeping that in mind, he points out a lesson learned at the knee of his own mother. That lesson was to be careful when pointing fingers as he points out. For his column The Three-Finger Rule, see VIEW FROM THE PEW

Appreciation of the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

    Today we continue our series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We present the second part of the catechesis on the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit as explained in My Catholic Faith and an idea of how the Apostles and disciples were empowered by the Sanctifier when the Holy Spirit descended upon them in the upper room ten days after Our Lord ascended into Heaven. Through these gifts come the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. For part two in the 169th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


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