Articles
April 16, 2017

A Medieval devotion alive and well for a handful of modern Romans

In the hours after evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, a few pilgrims in Rome make their way to the Church of Saint Praxedes, home to a…
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Exhortations
April 14, 2017

Good Friday papal preacher: In a changing world, the cross remains the same

Even as sinful people in a society filled with violence and increasing secularism, we have hope because Christ's cross perdures, the papal preacher said at the Vatican's Good Friday Service.…
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Articles
April 14, 2017

Good Friday and the Sufferings of Mary

The Mother standing at the foot of the Cross seems absurd and incomprehensible.  How could the Father permit such suffering?Stabat mater dolorosa juxta Crucem lacrimosa dum pendebat Filius."  "At the…
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Articles
April 14, 2017

On the Friday We Call Good, the Whole World Stands Still

Today as we contemplate the Passion we also plumb the mystery and meaning of the Church. We are members of His Body. She was born from the wounded side of the Savior.…
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Articles
April 11, 2017

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…
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Articles
March 10, 2017

Where it's OK to eat corned beef on St. Patrick's Day this Lent

If you’re an Irish Catholic (or any Catholic) living in the United States, you will need to check with your local diocese before indulging in corned beef and cabbage on…
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News
November 22, 2016

Indiana mayor renames Good Friday to 'Spring Holiday'

Critics say an Indiana mayor's decision to rename the city's Good Friday holiday in the name of inclusivity ended up marginalizing Christians. Mayor John Hamilton of Bloomington cited the city's…
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NewsVatican
March 26, 2016

Pope fiercely condemns inhuman acts of terrorism and calls for an end to bloodshed during Good Friday service

The Holy Father has again condemned the indifference and inhospitality towards migrants and Asylum seekers during yesterday's Good Friday service saying that those who carried out acts of fundamentalism or…
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NewsVatican
March 26, 2016

Preacher of the Pontifical Household: Nothing has been and will be greater than God's love

Tens of thousands of Catholic faithful joined the Pope at the Via Circus procession at Rome's Colosseum. On Good Friday, Christians commemorate Jesus’ death on the Cross. “Stations of the…
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Q&A
February 19, 2015

FAQs About Lent

* Why do some refer to Easter as Easter and others use Lent or Pentecost and what is the significance of each? * Why do we put ash on our…
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