Easter is the love of Christ proclaimed in capital letters on a billboard as wide as this world, in sky-writing across the universe, so that no one might miss it.
Four members of a Catholic family were killed in a militant attack in southern Pakistan a day after the minority community celebrated Easter.
Many families have Holy Week and Easter traditions, often passed down from generation to generation and Jason Studnicka of Muscoda, that tradition is making palm arrangements.
As part of its ongoing support of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, the Knights of Columbus committed more than $1 million to Iraqi and Syrian Christians for Easter.
In the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and all the popes since, we hear over and over again that evangelization is the primary task of the church. In fact, in 1990, St. John Paul II declared, “I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the church’s energies to a new evangelization.”
Easter brings the promise of new life and reminds us that Christ — and Christ working through us — has the power to redeem and transform our lives and our world.
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.
I didn’t receive any questions for this month’s column, so I offer you one of my Easter time homilies: Two weeks ago we rejoiced in the day, Easter day, that God made to celebrate the rising to glory of the beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Last Sunday, we rejoiced to take our places with Thomas the […]
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 […]