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The Vicariate of Rome is organising a number of liturgical events on the eve of Sunday’s canonisation. At 5pm on Saturday, in the basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, there will be an evening of vespers and a vigil Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Up until compl...read more
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Here are the texts of the meditations for Good Friday's Way of the Cross, which will be led by Pope Francis at the Colosseum. The texts were written by ArchbishopGiancarlo Maria Bregantiniof …read more
The leaderof Catholics inSyriahas issued adesperate plea for international help, describing how one child was killed and 60 others were injured when a bomb landed on a school playground …read more
-- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 There is an excellent new book by Brant Pitre on Jesus the Bridegroom (Image 2014). It has …read more
-- Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-15 On the night of the Last Supper, when Jesus washes the feet of his disciples, God descends to the …read more
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