While Irish pubs will be allowed to open and serve alcohol on Good Friday, March 30, for the first time in 91 years, some pub owners have vowed to remain shut and observe the tradition.
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.
Q: On Good Friday my pastor preached on the cross of Jesus as the tree of life, explaining that the tree of our defeat in the garden of Eden became the tree of our victory on Calvary. This was new to me. Can you say more about this? A: What your pastor preached about on […]
Jesus came to the world not just to teach, but to radically change human hearts that have hardened from sin, the preacher of the papal household said during a service commemorating Christ’s death on the cross.
As Catholics commemorate Jesus’ passion on Good Friday, the Vatican is asking them to support the church in the Holy Land with their prayers, financial contributions and possibly by making a pilgrimage.
The service, which also draws a global television audience, will take place the night of Good Friday, April 14.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Entering in silence and lying prostrate on the floor in front of the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis commemorated Jesus’ death on the cross. Thousands of people joined the pope as he presided over the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion March 25. The solemn liturgy proceeded with the […]