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June 14, 2011

Where do you see the Holy Spirit  in the church today?   

"The Holy Spirit is God's presence and activity among us," writes Elizabeth Johnson, who responded last week to the U.S. bishops' criticism of her 2007 book, Quest for the Living God. That presence and activity came in the form of many languages when the Holy Spirit appeared on Pentecost.

Just like those first Christians, today's polyglot parishes must rely on the help of the Holy Spirit to cross barriers of language and culture to make their Sunday celebrations more inclusive, writes Amy Kiley in "Many nations under God."

The church's diversity is just one of example of a present and active God, but there are many others. Where do you see the Holy Spirit in the church of today? Submit a 200-500 word reflection to and we'll publish it as a guest blog post.   
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Many nations under GodChurch: Many nations under God

We celebrated Pentecost this past Sunday, but for parishes where five languages are spoken, every Sunday is a reminder of the work of the Holy Spirit. Amy Kiley explores how many cultures can still come together at one Eucharistic table, if not all at the same time.


Life: Honor, Islam, and American women   

The editors ask Akbar Ahmed about the number of U.S. women who convert to Islam and what their conversions tell us about the relationship between America and Islam.


Culture: Where were you on 9/11? 

Pearl Harbor, JFK's assassination, September 11, 2001: Everybody has a story about where they were during these significant events because in a single day, a nation was suddenly changed by tragedy. In memory of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we want to hear your story. Fill out our Reader Survey, and tell us where you were on that fateful day. blogs


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The Examined Life: American Catholic Council opens in Detroit  

Some may see it as an echo of the fading church of the 1960s, others may see it as a sign of the strength of the church's left wing. However you see it, the American Catholic Council opening this weekend in Detroit, gathering some 1,800 people from across the country, looks to be interesting.


The Examined Life: Abortion and same sex marriage part ways      

The two social issues that have gone hand-in-hand over the past several election cycles are going their separate ways, says a new and intriguing study released today by the Public Religion Research Institute. 

Margin Notes: Continuing solidarity with Southern Sudan    

As South Sudan voted for independence last January, I picked up Dave Eggers' What is the What?, which tells the story of Valentino Achak Deng, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. It's difficult to grasp the suffering the Sudanese have experienced for 30 years.


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