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Inspire: Easter Beyond the Octave. Why Do We Celebrate for Fifty Days?

Image of Christ my hope is risen, and he goes before you into Galilee.

While Easter is a Solemnity and an octave feast, it is also a 50 day season until Pentecost.The Season of Easter is not just about His ... continue reading


Reflecting on the Resurrection: Why did Jesus Rise with Wounds?

Image of The empty tomb and the neatly folded burial cloths point to us that Jesus is physically alive.  His crucified body has been transformed.  What lesson is he teaching us by keeping his wounds intact?

What lesson is the Lord teaching us by keeping his wounds intact? Perhaps we can better answer this question by turning to our own wounds. ... continue reading



I Am Dismas and This Is My Story

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As a teenager I ran into someone who introduced me to the finer points of the occupation. We fell into the tried and proven method of ... continue reading


On the Friday We Call Good, the Whole World Stands Still Watch

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Today as we contemplate the Passion we also plumb the mystery and meaning of the Church. We are members of His Body. She was born ... continue reading


Good Friday Reflection on the Logic of the Cross Watch

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


FULL TEXT: Pope Francis' homily at Holy Thursday Chrism Mass (English)

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Read the full-text of Pope Francis' Holy Thursday Chrism Mass Homily.     "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has ... continue reading



Who Is God? A Holy Week Reflection Watch

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Want to know who God is? That answer will not come easily, for it involves sacrifice and death to self. There are no shortcuts; there are ... continue reading


Holy Week Invites us to Let Go of Self, Embrace the Lord Anew Watch

Image of This week is Holy not only because of what we remember but because of what it can accomplish within each one of us as we give our voluntary Yes to its' invitation.

The Liturgy of Palm or Passion Sunday, with its re-presentation of the triumphal entry of the Master into Jerusalem leading into the first ... continue reading


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

Image of Holy Week invites us to let go of self and embrace the Lord anew through continuing conversion.

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


Pope Francis' Important Message for Holy Week Watch

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On Palm Sunday Pope Francis said that as Holy Week begins, we should contemplate not only the glory with which Jesus is recognized as king ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2020 / Lent 2020
Begins on February 26, 2020 ends on April 9, 2020

'So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead'
Luke 24:46

Lent Event

Importance

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday

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Living Lent

February 26 to April 9, 2020

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

February 25, 2020

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Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020

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Palm Sunday

April 5, 2020

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Holy Week

April 5-11, 2020

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Holy Thursday

April 9, 2020

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Good Friday

April 10, 2020

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Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020

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Ascension of Our Lord

May 21, 2020

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Pentecost

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Easter / Lent News

The Happy Priest: Good Friday and the Sufferings of Mary Watch

Image of Let us turn to Mary, our Mother most Sorrowful.  Let us allow her to embrace us with her love.

The Mother standing at the foot of the Cross seems absurd and incomprehensible.  How could the Father permit such suffering?Stabat ... continue reading


Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Church and the Sacraments Watch

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We will soon commemorate Good Friday. This is the day when the whole world stands still. We will recall the great Sacrifice offered on the ... 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


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

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"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


Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper (7 pm CST) Watch

Image of The Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper begins what is called the Triduum (Latin for three Holy days).

The video for Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper will be live at 7 pm (CST)  Dear Friends of Your Catholic Voice, Catholic Online and ... continue reading


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