Palms, Passion and Progress: Holy Week is a Continuing Call to a New Life in Christ

Holy Week invites us to let go of self and embrace the Lord anew through continuing conversion. How desperately we all need to hear the Good news that we can begin again! The question is not whether we will mark time but how we will do so? For the Christian time is not meant to be a… Continue reading Palms, Passion and Progress: Holy Week is a Continuing Call to a New Life in Christ

Pope Francis' touching Palm Sunday homily

Pope Francis delivered a special Palm Sunday homily at St. Peter’s Square. The Pontiff prepared remarks, which were later provided by Vatican Radio: “Today’s celebration can be said to be bittersweet. It is joyful and sorrowful at the same time. We celebrate the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem to the cries of his disciples who acclaim… Continue reading Pope Francis' touching Palm Sunday homily

This Holy Week, look for Jesus in those who suffer, Pope says

On Palm Sunday Pope Francis said that as Holy Week begins, we should contemplate not only the glory with which Jesus is recognized as king as he enters Jerusalem, but also the suffering he endures before his death, and which is seen in the many who suffer due to war, violence and slavery today. As… Continue reading This Holy Week, look for Jesus in those who suffer, Pope says

Pope Francis reflects on the lessons of Palm Sunday

Pope Francis presided at the Procession and Mass for Palm Sunday at St. Peter’s Square to usher in the Holy Week. Palm Sunday is one of the Church’s major celebrations, it is a ritual festival commemorating the solemn but triumphant entry of our Lord Jesus Christ’s triumphant into Jerusalem. The Catholic faithful openly carry palm… Continue reading Pope Francis reflects on the lessons of Palm Sunday

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