Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon his shoulders “our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms,” Pope Francis said before giving his solemn Easter blessing.
The A.I. Root Co. in Medina, Ohio, will create over 1,500 of these liturgical works of art and ship them to churches across the country.
During the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis told attendees not to be overcome by sadness in the face of life’s difficulties, but to be open to hope, which is not the absence of problems, but is a gift from God when we allow him to enter our lives. “We, like Peter and the women, cannot discover […]
“Our soul waits for the Lord, he is our help and shield. For in him our hearts rejoice; in his holy name we trust. May your mercy, Lord, be upon us; as we put our hope in you.” — Psalm 33:20-22 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Earlier this month, St. Mary Church in Melrose […]
Two women — one a university student who once didn’t believe in God and the other a mother of three searching for deeper spiritual connections in her life — will be fully initiated into the church at the Easter Vigil Twenty-three catechumens and 45 candidates will enter fully into the Catholic Church through the Rite […]
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the be-all and the end-all of the Christian faith. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, all bishops, priests, and Christian ministers should go home and get honest jobs, and all the Christian faithful should leave their churches immediately. As Paul himself put it: “If Jesus is […]
Since the mid-1500s, pilgrims have visited seven churches in Rome and other parts of the world during Holy Week. Some believe the tradition — often called the Seven-Church Walk and which typically is done on Holy Thursday — originated with St. Philip Neri and his companions, who would enjoy each other’s company singing together, eating […]