Pope Benedict XVI and “The Little Pentecost”

During his regular weekly audience in the Vatican, the Pope spoke about prayer, in particular, “The Little Pentecost”:

The kings of the earth stood up: and the princes assembled together against the Lord and his Christ. For of a truth there assembled together in this city against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, To do what thy hand and thy counsel decreed to be done.

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants that with all confidence they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thy hand to cures and signs and wonders, to be done by the name of thy holy Son, Jesus.

And when they had prayed, the place was moved wherein they were assembled: and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost: and they spoke the word of God with confidence. And the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul. Neither did any one say that aught of the things which he possessed was his own: but all things were common unto them. And with great power did the Apostles give testimony of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord: and great grace was in them all.  (Acts 4:26-33)

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Editor’s note: We could use some spectacular, public healing miracles right about now to help illustrate the folly of the Obamacare mandate, and to reaffirm Catholic teachings on chastity and sexual morality.