For the second year in a row, Pope Francis has celebrated the Mass of the Lord's Supper, which begins the Easter Triduum, with the marginalized. This year the Mass took place at St. Mary of Providence of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Rome,a center for the elderly and disabled. Last year, he celebrated Mass on Ho...read more
Here is the Good Friday homily delivered today in St. Peter's Basilica by Capuchin FatherRaniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household. * * * “Judas was Standing with Them” (Jn 18:5) In the divine-human history of the passion of Jesus, there are many minor stories about men and women who entere...
Pope Francis had lunch with ten Roman priests on Holy Thursday, the day when the Church celebrates the institution of the Eucharist and the ministerial priesthood. Shortly before the lunch, the Pope visited the home of the Archbishop Angelo Becciu, substitute of the Secretariat of State, where he spent over an ho...
Conversion and confession, justice and pastoralness, liberty and truth - all concepts of ecclesial doctrine that risk remaining abstract if not applied to the concrete reality of people, to their wounds and to their sins. Then there's the question: must the Church adapt herself to the exigencies of the times, to th...
Quote for April 18th
“It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”
― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child
He is a “priest of the street,” emulating qualities praised by Pope Francis, never bent over his desk but always over the sufferings of his neighbor and of the diocese. The Pontiff himself …read more
Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, will use his Easter homily to strongly uphold the sanctity of human life against proposals to legalise assisted suicide. The bishop will warn the …read more
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 …read more
Pope Francis preached an extemporaneous homily during the celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, which was held at S. Maria della Provvidenza, a rehabilitation and long-term care …read more
"For our small Catholic community this is the biggest feast, and this year about 60 people will be baptized during the Easter Vigil," said Father Pius Perumana, pro-Vicar Apostolic of Nepal …read more
In his Easter Epistle, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC),Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, said ““The Power of Christ’s Resurrection today is our hope in the church, social, …read more
“Evil will not have the last word because the crucified and risen Christ wins,” Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal told worshippers during Mass onHoly Thursday in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre …read more
Here is a reflection fromBishop Cástor OswaldoAzuaje Pérez of Trujillo, Venezuela. * * * Venezuela has been front-page news for several months now. Sadly, it continues to be so, on account of …read more