Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit. He also said the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church, and that He would be with us always. But with the recent sexual abuse scandal, with many leaving the church, one must wonder if the Holy Spirit is still here. In this homily, I propose that the Holy Spirit is here, because Jesus is trustworthy we believe that since He said it, it is true. Also there are some signs of it. However, we have much listening (and following) yet to do in these difficult times.