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

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


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

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


Good Friday Reflection on the Logic of the Cross Watch

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


Footwashing, the Holy Thursday Mandatum: God is Love and Love is a Verb Watch

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As we enter into these three days, the one day, we make this mystery our own. No mere spectators in this Act of Love we become ... continue reading


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

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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 ... continue reading


Holy Thursday: He Loves to the End Watch

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Jesus Christ has loved us to the very end. There is great spiritual profit to be found in meditating on those words. They might give the ... continue reading


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

Image of The Liturgical year in the words of Monsignor Peter Elliott

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


Where do the palms for Palm Sunday come from? Watch

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


Palm Sunday: Coming Face to Face with Jesus Watch

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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 ... continue reading


Facing Palm Sunday With Dread and Joyful Anticipation

Image of Author Alex Basile serves at the Religion Department Chair at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, NY. He has published nine books with Saint Pauls/Alba House. www.alexbasile.net

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 ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter


'So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead'

Luke 24:46

Lent Event

Importance

Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2018

Image of Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting... continue reading

Palm Sunday

March 25, 2018

Image of Palm Sunday Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels... continue reading

Holy Week

March 25-31, 2018

Image of Holy Week On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord's triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by... continue reading

Holy Thursday

March 29, 2018

Image of Holy Thursday Holy Thursday is the most complex and profound of all religious observances. It celebrates his last supper with the disciples, a celebration of Passover... continue reading

Good Friday

March 30, 2018

Image of Good Friday On Good Friday, each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Christ has won our redemption. In the solemn ceremonies of Holy Week... continue reading

Easter Sunday

April 1, 2018

Image of Easter Sunday Easter is the principal feast of the ecclesiastical year. Leo I calls it the greatest feast, and says that Christmas is celebrated only in preparation for Easter... continue reading

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday

Image of Stations of the Cross Stations of the Cross refers to the depiction of the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus, and the devotion commemorating the Passion... continue reading

Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

Image of Fasting and Abstinence For most people the easiest practice to consistently fulfill will be the traditional one, to abstain from meat on all Fridays of the year. During Lent abstinence from meat on Fridays is obligatory in the... continue reading

Image of What did you give up for Lent? From the humorous to the bizarre, people have had interesting Lenten experiences. Tell us about what you are going to give up for this Lenten Year... continue reading

Ascension of Our Lord

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Image of Ascension of Our Lord The Ascension of Our Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation, celebrates the day that Christ, in the presence of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven. The Ascension occurred on the 40th day of Easter, a Thursday... continue reading

Pentecost

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Image of Pentecost Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and Corinthians (16:8)... continue reading

Image of Lent FAQ's Everything answered from when does lent end, ashes, giving something up, stations of the cross and blessed palms. The key to understanding the meaning of Lent is simple... continue reading

Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Image of Mardi Gras In France, the people feasted on foods that would be given up during the forty days of Lent. Meats, eggs, and milk were finished off in one day, giving the holiday its French title of 'Mardi Gras' which means Fat Tuesday... continue reading

Image of Transformed by Easter The Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ, a faith believed and lived as the central truth by the first Christian community... continue reading

Image of Appearances He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. - Matthew 28:6. Learn more about the Post-Resurrection Appearances of Jesus Christ... continue reading

Image of Easter Gifts Catholic Online Shopping offers a variety of Easter gifts & Easter treats for all ages! Choose a gift for someone special and celebrate the joy of Easter... continue reading

Easter / Lent News

From crucifixion to resurrection Watch

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Christ is risen! Truly, he is risen! Jesus Christ has conquered sin and death. We know that God has the final word. And that word is love. ... continue reading


The Truth about Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday

Image of  Divine Mercy Sunday is not to be considered part of a private devotion.

Though it started out from a revelation that was made by Jesus to Saint Faustina, it is now an official feast in the Catholic Church. ... continue reading


God's Announcement: A surprise that moves your heart Watch

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On Easter morning Pope Francis said God's announcement to his people always comes as a surprise, like the shock of the disciples who found ... continue reading


Jesus' death provides HOPE: Pope Francis' Easter message Watch

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During his Urbi et Orbi Easter blessing, Pope Francis said Jesus' death and resurrection provide hope to a world marred by conflict, ... continue reading


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

Image of Rejoice! The beloved Easter Bunny has very Christian origins.

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


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