Today is Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as it is in the older, Traditional Roman Calendar.
This is the second PODCAzT for the Pentecost Octave.
Thanks to your feedback after yesterday’s I decided to do another.
Today we dig into John Paul II’s encyclical on the Holy Spirit Dominum et vivificantem and what he teaches about the unforgivable sin, "blasphemy" against the Holy Spirit.
I add a few digressions, of course, including one where I connect the sinner’s closing off to the redemptive power of the Holy Spirit and the self-enclosed circle created in versus populum worship rather than the opening out to the coming of the Lord in ad orientem worship. I might be on a limb with that, but… hey! Food for thought.
Then we hear Our Lady of Fatima, on this her feast day. We hear Lucia’s description of the vision of Hell, which Our Lady showed the children.
Just in case you were wondering what closing yourself off to the Holy Spirit comes to….
Again, your feedback will determine if I keep this up for the rest of the Octave.