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The various liturgies and services which take place during Lent, and in particular during Holy Week and the Triduum, are marked by select hymns aimed at leading the faithful in their reflections on the Passion and Death of Christ. One of the most common pieces is “Oh Sacred Head So Wounded,” a piece which Johan S...read more
Articles from section "Arts and Culture"
The Cuban government has issued a directive making Good Friday an annual holiday. The decision comes in response to a request made by Pope Benedict XVI to President Raul Castro during his …read more
Here is this week's column from Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska. * * * Beauty points us to the transcendence of God—it gives us an opportunity to be moved to wonder, and to worship …read more
A documentary onBlessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko became available on DVD and public television this month. Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko was the chaplain of the Solidarity movement in …read more
Strange as it may sound,Huck Finn both rejects organized religion and agrees with Pope Francis about freedom. I write this from a small dressing room atTheatre Atchison, where I am lucky …read more
The Church in Africa will highlight the relationship between the Catholic Church and the African continent at a conference this month at the Vatican. The conference, which will take place on …read more