Pope Francis: homily at Holy Thursday evening Mass (full text) - Fri, 18 Apr 2014
"We have heard what Jesus did at the Last Supper: it is a gesture of farewell," Pope Francis preached during his extemporaneous homily during the Mass of the Lord's Supper at a center for ...
Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum: full text of meditations - Fri, 18 Apr 2014
The Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has released the meditations for the Way of the Cross at which Pope Francis will preside.
The Way of the Cross takes ...
Good Friday at St. Peter's Basilica: full text of Father Cantalamessa's homily - Fri, 18 Apr 2014
Pope Francis presided at the solemn Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at St. Peter's Basilica on Good Friday. As is customary, the preacher of the Papal Household, Father Raniero ...
At Holy Thursday Chrism Mass, Pope Francis preaches on the joy of the priesthood - Thu, 17 Apr 2014
Pope Francis reflected on priestly joy during his homily at the Mass of Chrism on Holy Thursday morning.
During the Chrism Mass-- typically celebrated on Holy Thursday morning, ...
Pope celebrates Holy Thursday evening Mass at center for disabled - Thu, 17 Apr 2014
As previously announced, Pope Francis is celebrating the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper at St. Mary of Providence Center, a rehabilitation center for the disabled operated by the ...
Pope John Paul II, Playwright Saint
By Father Peter John Cameron | Special Section: John Paul II & John XXIII: Papal Saints for the New Evangelization | Why do people write plays? T.S. Eliot said that "playwriting gets into your blood, and you can’t stop it."
But for Karol Wojtyla,...
At Colosseum, Pope Leads Thousands in Stations of the Cross Reflections
By ELISE HARRIS/CNA/EWTN NEWS |
ROME — Following his celebration of the liturgy commemorating the Lord’s Passion, Pope Francis led pilgrims in the traditional prayer of the Stations of the Cross, which was held inside...
Celebrities Endorse a New Product: Children as Commodities
By JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE | Men and women on the front lines of the culture war have been saying for some time that the next step after redefining marriage will be redefining parenthood. The next arena for “choice,” they predicted, will be not just...
Cuban Government Makes Good Friday Official Holiday
By CNA/EWTN NEWS | HAVANA — After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant a request made by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to the country in 2012 to make it a...
12 things you need to know about Holy Saturday
By Jimmy Akin | Every time we say the creed, we note that Jesus "descended into hell."
Holy Saturday is the day that commemorates this event.
What happened on this day, and how do we celebrate it?
Here are 12 things you need to know.
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