How does the Holy Spirit guide and influence the church?
The Holy Spirit influences the church by guiding the leaders of the church like the priests and the Pope. The Holy Spirit makes it possible for leaders of the church to teach and evangelize the good news of the Lord. "The Holy Ghost works in perfect unity with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, fulfilling several roles to help us live righteously and receive the blessings of the gospel." (Holy Ghost). “
"The Spirit continues to be present in Sacred Scripture; Sacred Tradition; the Magisterium, which he assists; the liturgy; prayer, wherein he intercedes, The gifts and ministries by which the Church is built up; the signs of apostolic and missionary life; andthe witness of saints through whom he shows his holiness and continues the work of Salvation." (Ave Maria Press) These are the ways that the Holy Spirit is there to guide and influence the church and its leaders. By being present in the Liturgy and prayers, the Holy Spirit has a presence in everything the church leaders use to teach the word of God to others.
(CCC 678) "Now God's Spirit, who reveals God, makes known to us Christ, his Word, his living Utterance, but the Spirit does not speak of himself. The Spirit who "has spoken through the prophets" makes us hear the Father's Word, but we do not hear the Spirit himself. We know him only in the movement by which he reveals the Word to us and disposes us to welcome him in faith. The Spirit of truth who "unveils" Christ to us "will not speak on his own.""
Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. read more.