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8 thought-provoking Easter quotes to inspire

8 thought-provoking Easter quotes to inspire Watch

Lent / Easter

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

We all love to celebrate Easter with brightly colored hard boiled eggs, candy, cute pictures of bunnies and chicks and we all love to gather together ...

'The Easter message of the risen Christ': Listen to Pope Francis' Easter Mass

'The Easter message of the risen Christ': Listen to Pope Francis' Easter Mass Watch

Lent / Easter

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, Pope Francis stood before pilgrims gathered at St. Peter's Square for the traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing.

The surprising origins of the Easter Bunny -- it's not what you think!

The surprising origins of the Easter Bunny -- it's not what you think! Watch

Lent / Easter

The Easter Bunny is a symbol of Easter that is popular in western culture, especially with children. According to folklore, the Easter Bunny hides ...

Missing The Point of Easter

Missing The Point of Easter Watch

Lent / Easter

By Alex Basile

Author Alex Basile reflects of the true meaning of the Resurrection of Christ and how many Christians overlook the real joy of Easter.

He Has Truly Risen, We Are Free From Fear

He Has Truly Risen, We Are Free From Fear Watch

Lent / Easter

By Fr. James Farfaglia

With the resurrection of Jesus, the physical is exalted.  When we truly believe in Jesus, we are resurrected in this life because we are freed ...

Holy Saturday: 'Make Sure He's Dead'

Holy Saturday: 'Make Sure He's Dead' Watch

Lent / Easter

By Fr. Randy Sly

Just as the Chief Priests and Pharisees gathered with Pilate to plan on keeping the tomb sealed and guarded with Christ inside, many today want to ...

HOLY SATURDAY: The Whole Earth Keeps Silence

HOLY SATURDAY: The Whole Earth Keeps Silence Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Something strange is happening - there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because ...

Good Friday: The Church Born From the Wounded Side of Christ Pauses at the Cross

Good Friday: The Church Born From the Wounded Side of Christ Pauses at the Cross Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Christ has flooded the universe with divine and sanctifying waves. For the thirsty, he sends a spring of living water from the wound, which the ...

Good Friday Reflection on the Logic of the Cross

Good Friday Reflection on the Logic of the Cross Watch

Lent / Easter

By Michael Terheyden

Pope Francis said something during his first general audience that inspired me to reflect on the suffering Jesus endured during his Passion for the ...

HOLY CHRISM MASS: Pope Francis' Holy Thursday Homily (FULL TEXT: English)

HOLY CHRISM MASS: Pope Francis' Holy Thursday Homily (FULL TEXT: English) Watch

Lent / Easter

By Pope Francis, Libreria Editrice Vaticana

After hearing Jesus read from the Prophet Isaiah and say: "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing" (Lk 4:21), the congregation in ...

Holy Thursday: Take Up the Basin and Towel. Love is a Verb.

Holy Thursday: Take Up the Basin and Towel. Love is a Verb. Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The Vigil Mass of Holy Thursday is meant to deepen our understanding of the self emptying of Jesus Christ. It is also meant to open up for us a ...

The Sacred Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. The Mystery of Faith

The Sacred Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. The Mystery of Faith

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

"Beginning with the Easter Triduum as its source of light, the new age of the Resurrection fills the whole liturgical year with its brilliance. ...

Peter and Judas: A Lesson in Mercy and Hope

Peter and Judas: A Lesson in Mercy and Hope

Lent / Easter

By Fr. Bernhard Speringer and Jennifer Hartline

In the Passion according to St. Mark we notice the parallel between Judas and Peter.  Superficially, Peter and Judas have the same fate. Both ...

Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting: The Three Pillars of Lent

Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting: The Three Pillars of Lent

Lent / Easter

By Wendy C. RN., BA.

'Give alms...Pray to your Father...Fast without a gloomy face...' (Matthew 6:1-18)

The start of Holy Week: Pope Francis' Palm Sunday Homily (FULL TEXT: English)

The start of Holy Week: Pope Francis' Palm Sunday Homily (FULL TEXT: English) Watch

Lent / Easter

By Pope Francis, Libreria Editrice Vaticana

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" (cf. Lk 19:38), the crowd of Jerusalem exclaimed joyfully as they welcomed Jesus. We have made ...

Lent and Developing a Serious Life of Prayer

Lent and Developing a Serious Life of Prayer Watch

Lent / Easter

By Fr. James Farfaglia

Have no fear of allowing Jesus to enter into your life.  Do not fear the most exciting, most joyful and the most powerful relationship known to ...

Look into yourself! 23 questions to ask yourself as you reflect during Lent

Look into yourself! 23 questions to ask yourself as you reflect during Lent Watch

Lent / Easter

By Fr. James Farfaglia

The ashes on our forehead reminded us of the human condition: Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. However, sometimes, you ...

Palm Sunday: Coming Face to Face with Jesus

Palm Sunday: Coming Face to Face with Jesus Watch

Lent / Easter

By Fr. James Farfaglia

When we encounter Jesus and the Gospel, we immediately sense that we are dealing with something that is not of this world.  To be a Christian is ...

Palms, Passion and Progress: Holy Week is a Continuing Call to a New Life in Christ

Palms, Passion and Progress: Holy Week is a Continuing Call to a New Life in Christ Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Holy Week invites us to let go of self and embrace the Lord anew through continuing conversion. How desperately we all need to hear the Good ...

The Happy Priest:  Palm Sunday and the Humility of Jesus

The Happy Priest: Palm Sunday and the Humility of Jesus Watch

Lent / Easter

By Fr. James Farfaglia

On Palm Sunday, we come face to face with Jesus - and how we are to live our lives each day. When we embrace Jesus as the way, the truth ...

Palm/Passion Sunday: Will We Make This Week Holy By Encountering Jesus Christ?

Palm/Passion Sunday: Will We Make This Week Holy By Encountering Jesus Christ? Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Palm/ Passion Sunday: Make This Holy Week a Deep Encounter With Jesus Christ!During this week called Holy, the Lord Jesus is extending His saving ...

Are you ready for Holy Week? Facing Palm Sunday with dread and joyful anticipation

Are you ready for Holy Week? Facing Palm Sunday with dread and joyful anticipation Watch

Lent / Easter

By Alex Basile

In a crazy world, a holy time like Lent can zip by like the rest of the year. Author Alex Basile ponders if he is ready for the most sacred time in ...

Great tips for fasting during Lent from Dr. Denton

Great tips for fasting during Lent from Dr. Denton

Lent / Easter

By Dr. Denton D Weiss, MD

When we fast, we live largely on fluids. In doing so we are given the cleansing, perfect touch of God. In our separation from the consumable bounties ...

Where do the palms for Palm Sunday come from?

Where do the palms for Palm Sunday come from? Watch

Lent / Easter

By Adelaide Mena (CNA/EWTN News)

With Palm Sunday right around the corner, Catholics across the globe will soon be handed leaves as they walk into church. Some might fold them into ...

One powerful Lenten message that you must read this year

One powerful Lenten message that you must read this year Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Lent brings the death and resurrection of the Lord more insistently into the horizon of our lives. Before the Lord, we are all weak and needy, ...

I Believe That I May Understand

I Believe That I May Understand

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Frederick Bartels

"You are not far from the kingdom of God." I find that statement telling. Jesus implies here that the scribe is close to the kingdom, but not yet in ...

3 fish recipes perfect for Lenten Fridays!

3 fish recipes perfect for Lenten Fridays! Watch

Lent / Easter

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Are you running out of ideas for delicious and healthy dinner options each Friday evening? Have no fear! Catholic Online is here!

Lent of Love and Conviction

Lent of Love and Conviction Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Frederick Bartels

Catholicism is a most excellent, healthy and fulfilling way of life. It is the way to happiness in Christ. Let us not forget that Christ died for his ...