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Pope's Urbi et Orbi: "Do not be afraid! Christ is risen! Come and see!"...


The five-fold argument for the Resurrection...
Joe Heschmeyer
The New Testament consists of first-century, seemingly first-hand accounts of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It also claims to be an eyewitness account and makes some mighty bold claims about what the authors saw and heard. Yet a first-century audience (that is...


How to make Fanesca, the traditional Ecuadorian Holy Week soup...


The teaching of the Church is clear: Souls are actually in hell now, and will be for all eternity...
Tim Staples
While we did not broach the topic of "how many" will be saved; that is for another time, our focus here will be on the question of whether there are and whether there will be souls in hell for all eternity. Greater minds than mine, like the aforementioned Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Fr. Robert Barron...


Four immediate results of the death of Jesus on the Cross, according to Matthew...


Adoramus Te, Christe et Benedicimus Tibi...
Rocco Palmo
Set to begin just after 9pm in Rome (3pm ET, Noon Pacific), below is a live-feed of this Good Friday's traditional torch-lit Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in the presence of the Pope. The meditations for this year's Via Crucis were written by Giancarlo Maria Bregantini...


From "the third hour" until "the sixth hour." From sext to none. From noon until three in the afternoon...


Jesus died to save you. But what exactly does that mean? How does salvation really work?


Here's why atheism, especially in its currently fashionable form, is an intellectual sham...


Crucifixus est...
Tom Neal
The Cross is an endless wellspring of wisdom which, for the Christian, should remain the heart of prayer and the soul of action. St. Thomas Aquinas said, “The cross exemplifies every virtue.” For all the years I have endeavored to become a theologian...


It was curious to see how the demeanor of Colorado's pro-abortion senators changed in the face of Catholic opposition...


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd has been life-changing for our family...
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 holding elections, baking, and frantically filling out the virtue chart on the way to the church basement.


10 things you need to know about Holy Thursday...


Jewish extremists continue to target Christians, Muslims in the Holy Land...
Kathy Schiffer
On April 1, a Catholic monastery dedicated to Mary, Queen of Palestine, near Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, was vandalized. Anti-Christian graffiti on the monastery walls said “Jesus is a monkey, Mary is a cow.” Tires were slashed on five vehicles. Two days later, on April 3 in the Israeli town of Jish...


One way or the other, you have to decide about Jesus...


The Catholic tradition on Nephilim, Incubi, and Succubi...


I'm not feeling politics right now. It's Holy Week and I want Jesus...
Rebecca Hamilton
I’m not feeling politics right now. We’ve got wars and rumors of wars over a large swath of the world. Pro life people are battling killer legislation in Colorado and corporate raiders are raiding the public treasury everywhere and in every way they can. There are runaway bishops to write about, as well as a stand up bishops who are trying to fight the fight.


Archdiocese of Dublin issues warning on fake visionary 'Maria Divine Mercy'

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A meditation on the Easter Gospel...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Let’s look at the Easter journey that Mary Magdalene and Mary, (likely, Mary the Mother of James and Joses) make out of darkness into light. Mark (16:1) adds that “Salome” went with them. Salome was the wife of Zebedee, and the mother of James and John. From Luke (24:10) it also appears that Joanna, wife of Chusa...


Five 1-minute projects that will change the way you taste wine...


10 things you need to know today: April 19, 2014...


When the idea of objective truth disappears, intelligent debate is replaced by emotive bullying...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
In a recent case in North Carolina, a sweet faced and intellectually accomplished nun came to a Catholic high school to address the students about human sexuality. We don’t have the text of sister’s talk, but from the outrage expressed she not only criticized homosexual actions, but was down on divorce and sexual sin.


Why is Good Friday called Good Friday? The etymology and origins of the name...


Pope Francis hit some home runs in yesterday's eloquent Chrism Mass homily...
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
Today His Holiness of our Lord preached a sermon on the occasion of the Chrism Mass of Holy Thursday. He spoke with eloquence about the priest and priesthood. He spoke especially about joy, departing from the “oil of gladness” which we speak of on this day. I am not happy with the English translation, nor in simply reading it.


9 things you need to know about Good Friday...
Jimmy Akin
Are the sacraments celebrated on Good Friday? For the most part, no. Good Friday is the only day of the year on which the celebration of Mass is forbidden. Paschales Solemnitatis notes that on this day, in accordance with ancient tradition, the Church does not celebrate the Eucharist.


The Holy Week defeat of the Colorado abortion bill was a reminder of the eternal victory of life over death...


"Come down from the Cross and we will believe"


Tiny Liechtenstein just got even tinier, but no one seems to mind...


Homily for Holy Thursday Mass of the Chrism...
Pope Francis
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 priestly ordination. The Lord anointed us in Christ with the oil of gladness...


How do we unite ourselves to the Passion of Christ?
Fr. C. John McCloskey
Today’s is a challenging assignment: To write on the beginning of Christ’s Passion this evening, the deicide by which (you all know the back story) mankind’s Original Sin in Eden and (conservatively speaking) the subsequent millennia of accumulated personal sins were atoned for. I’ve often thought that, when I reach heaven (Deo volente)...


Chiara Corbella died on June 13, 2012, and her story spread like wildfire...


We’re all dying. All of us. But Christ has conquered death, and Christianity is the ultimate defiance...
Christopher Stefanick
A dear friend of mine was recently diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of cancer. She has four children. The oldest is six. Some time ago I wrote about her conversion from Buddhism to Catholicism. She was engaged to my godson, an adult convert from atheism, who brought her into a beautiful parish.


"A Holy Week miracle": Life wins over death with stunning end of Colorado abortion bill...


Flannery O’Connor looked straight into the dark mystery of Good Friday...


Pope's Wednesday Audience: "Even if you had been the only person in the world, Jesus would have died for you"


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