Several U.S. dioceses set Pentecost as time to fully reopen

Many Catholic dioceses and archdioceses across the country — which closed their parish doors for a time at the start of the pandemic last year and have gradually opened them to limited occupancy in the past year — are getting ready to fully reopen on the feast of Pentecost, May 23.

From Babel to Pentecost: Dialogue and proclamation thrive on witness

Two Vatican offices, marking the 30th anniversary of the document May 19, hosted a webinar that looked at the ongoing challenges of meaningful and respectful dialogue in situations of conflict and where “identity” and nationalism are obsessions — leading to what one participant described as “Babel vs. Pentecost.”