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Easter / Lent News

The one reason why what you're giving up for Lent isn't enough. Make Lent great again by taking this ancient challenge! Watch

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Are you ready for a real Lenten challenge? Pope Francis has one for you. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- Every Lent, Catholics give ... continue reading


Cultrure of Encounter: A special Lenten operation Watch

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Through its annual rice bowl initiative, Catholic Relief Services has announced it will be promoting a "culture of encounter" in its Lenten ... continue reading



Pope Francis delivers special Lenten message (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH) Watch

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Pope Francis released a beautiful Lenten message titled "The Word." LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Lent begins Wednesday, March 1 and ... continue reading


Did you know the Catholic Church has a birthday? Watch

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Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the Church! LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - We're all ... continue reading


Good Friday Reflection on the Nature of Sin Watch

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The Passion of Christ represents the most atrocious miscarriage of justice in all of human history. So when we come face to face with the ... continue reading


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

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



Missing The Point of Easter Watch

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


He Has Truly Risen, We Are Free From Fear Watch

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


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

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


Peter and Judas: A Lesson in Mercy and Hope

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



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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Easter / Lent News

What do we do AFTER Lent?

Image of Easter Sunday begins the liturgical season of Easter, which continues through the celebration of the Ascension to Pentecost Sunday.

Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S. stores for weeks in anticipation of Easter, but now that the actual ... continue reading


Easter: We Have Been Raised with Christ. Easter is More Than a Day; it is a Way Watch

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Easter is more than a Day, it is a Way; A Way of living our lives differently now in Him. We are invited to do that by living them in His ... continue reading



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

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


Are Easter eggs pagan? Watch

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Easter eggs are a traditional part of modern Easter celebrations, but their origins are shrouded in history, raising questions about their ... continue reading


5 Beautiful scriptures to remind you what Easter is all about Watch

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This Easter, make sure to take a moment with your family to thank Jesus for his amazing sacrifice. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Turn ... continue reading


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