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Fr Robert Barron

In an interview with the Catholic Herald from 2009, the new auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles says happiness comes from self-giving

Pope Francis pictured in Paraguay earlier this month (CNS)

The Pontiff spoke to crowds in St Peter’s Square on Sunday before reciting the Angelus

A Christian Orthodox pilgrim bathes in the Jordan River (AP)

What matters is not so much the precise spot of Jesus’s baptism, but rather the importance of the whole ritual

Pope Francis disembarks from his plane in Quito, Ecuador (CNS)

The Pope told the patient to allow himself to be ‘led by God’s hand’

Paul Writing His Epistles, in a painting attributed to Valentin de Boulogne

The Fourteenth Sunday of the Year, Ez 2:2-5; 2 cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6 (Year B)

Ss Peter and Paul (c 1620) by an anonymous artist of the Roman School

The Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul, Acts 12:1-11; 2 Tim 4:6-8 & 17-18; Mt 16:13-19 (Year B)

The Holy Trinity, a fresco created by Luca Rossetti da Orta in 1738-9

The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity Deut 4:32-34 & 39-40; Rom 8:4-17; Mt 28:16-20 (Year B)

Pope Francis blesses a server with holy water as he celebrates Pentecost Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Francis celebrated Pentecost Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday

Pope Francis blesses the faithful with holy water as he celebrates Pentecost Mass on Sunday (CNS)

Pope Francis delivered a video message to a Christian unity celebration in Phoenix.

Penetecost (1732) by French painter Jean II Restout

The Solemnity of Pentecost, Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3-7 & 12-13; Jn 20:19-23 (year b)