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Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward

By Mark Shea |
Let man’s Soule be a Spheare, and then, in this,
The intelligence that moves, devotion is,
And as the other Spheares, by being growne
Subject to forraigne motion, lose their owne,
And being by others hurried every day,

Pope Urges Faithful to Serve with Jesus’ Radical Love

By ELISE HARRIS/CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — During his homily for Holy Thursday’s Mass at a center for disabled persons, Pope Francis reflected on how Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, calling it an act of loving service that we o…

This Easter, Ukrainians ‘Have Nothing but Faith’

By SUSAN KLEMOND | KIEV, Ukraine — According to Mykola Symchych, the design on a Ukrainian Easter egg is a mystery, created while applying alternating layers of wax and dye. Only when the wax is melted off is the egg’s richly colored patte…

Goodbye Thermometer, Hello Tempdrop

By Sarah Reinhard | Wearable technology isn’t just a passing fad, it seems. I started paying attention when a friend raved about her Fitbit and my husband then started mentioning needing one in the same week.

Google Glass isn’t for me (pr…

Did God Die on Good Friday?

By SDG | The term “Easter egg” is used metaphorically to refer to a hidden message, joke or feature incorporated into a movie, computer program or other media entity for users to stumble across and appreciate.

There’s something at o…

A Little About Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

By Simcha Fisher | When I was growing up, the parish offered a few options for Catholic kids: you could join “Snoopy Group,” which meant that you sat in a circle and talked about friendship; or you could join JCDA — which, in our area, meant…

Pope at Chrism Mass: Priests Must Anoint Others With Oil of Gladness


VATICAN CITY — In his homily given during the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the joy of the priestly vocation, saying a cleric “is useless” unless hi…

The Passion in Real Time

By Joseph Pronechen | Most people have heard of the centuries-old Passion play performed every decade in Oberammergau, Austria.

But this year, the Passion play is being performed in Ireland for the first time with such magnitude. …

Pope Francis’ Chrism Mass Homily – Full Text

By POPE FRANCIS | Dear Brother Priests,

In the eternal “today” of Holy Thursday, when Christ showed his love for us to the end (cf. Jn 13:1), we recall the happy day of the institution of the priesthood, as well as the day of our own priest…

Are Canonizations Infallible? Yes and No

By Pat Archbold | The discussion around the infallibility of canonizations comes up from time to time, and with the approaching canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII we see it naturally being revisited.

Particularly with the lives of…

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