OLDIE PODCAzT: Pentecost Tuesday St John Paul on the unforgivable sin; O.L. of Fatima and the vision of Hell

Here is an item from the archives.  It is dated, but enjoy!

As I wrote then…

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.

I use a cut from this. Syrupy, but nice.

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 orientemworship.  I might be on a limb with that, but… hey!  Food for thought.

Opening piece, click here.

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 leads to….




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  1. Kathleen10 says:

    I really enjoyed listening to that podcast Fr. Z. Thank you for it. I look forward to listening to more of these. It was very interesting and inspiring. I agree with your thoughts on being closed in as it relates to versus populum. That just seems right. I really loved the music you selected as well. How much it adds to the podcast!

  2. Sword40 says:

    I agree with all that Kathleen10 has said. Soon as Vespers in over I will listen to Tuesday’s Podcast.

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