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by CNA Staff CNA Staff, Apr 2, 2021 / 01:30 am MT (CNA).- The tradition of reflecting on the last words of Christ from the cross is a Good Friday practice popular in many places across the globe. Some sources trace the tradition back to Peruvian Jesuit priest Francisco del

CNA Staff, Apr 2, 2021 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- Days before Pope John Paul II’s death on April 2, 2005, Vatican television cameras captured extraordinary footage of the Polish pope. He was sitting alone facing the altar of his private chapel. Beneath the crucifix and tabernacle was a television

I have heard that Pentecost is the Church’s birthday, but I have also heard that Good Friday is when the Church was born. Which is correct? The Church is the family of God; she is the body of Christ. Because the Church is truly a body, she has a birthday,

The Holy Cross lies in front of the Altar as the Choir of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral recesses during the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati on Good Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
Noon Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati Noon: St. Helen & Immaculate Conception, Dayton 3:00 p.m. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.

As one walks away from a prayerful morning, Holy Cross Immaculata Church in the distance. (Greg Hartman/CT Photo)
The parishioners of Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish are pleased to announce that the tradition of Praying the Steps will resume this year. Since Governor DeWine has lifted many of the Covid 19 restrictions for church services, Mayor John Cranley has given the parish permission to move forward with plans to provide

Why do Catholics wave palms on Palm Sunday, wash each other’s feet on Holy Thursday, or kiss the cross on Good Friday?

by ACI Prensa ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 17, 2021 / 03:18 pm MT (CNA).- Every year the dates of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday vary. The Catholic Church determines the date based on the fact that Christ’s death occurred near the Jewish Passover, which is stated

For God so loved the world that he gave* his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. John 3: 16 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
By CNA Staff CNA Staff, Mar 2, 2021 / 06:30 pm MT (CNA).- The tradition of reflecting on the last words of Christ from the cross is a Good Friday practice popular in many places across the globe. Some sources trace the tradition back to Peruvian Jesuit priest Francisco del

A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus inside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rome, Italy. June 9, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA
WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited the faithful to join him in a moment of prayer on Good Friday (April 10) to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart.. . . Praying together as a nation,

EWTN TELEVISED HOLY WEEK 2020 MASS SCHEDULE **Due to the Cornavirus Pandemic times and events subject to change **Updated, Saturday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 5: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord 5:00 a.m. Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday from Rome with Pope Francis 8 a.m. Palm