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Good Friday

It is impossible to divorce religious faith (or lack thereof) from political commitments. While legislators and judges might try to keep religious and political institutions distinct from one another—to build Thomas Jefferson’s famous “wall of separation between Church and State”—belief (or unbelief) is a necessary factor in the way all

Pope Francis speaks in an empty St. Peter's Square during a holy hour and extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing, March 27, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA
Vatican City, Apr 1, 2020 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- The Vatican has asked priests around the world to recite a new prayer during this year’s Good Friday liturgy, and urged them to offer Masses for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. The Congregation for Divine Worship issued the new intention

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Mar 14, 2020 / 04:56 pm (CNA).- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis’ liturgies for Holy Week and Easter, which usually include the presence of thousands of people, will be held without public attendance this year. According to an online notice from the Prefecture

by Gail Finke There is a piece of the True Cross at Holy Cross-Immaculata in Mt. Adams. It is available for veneration on a side altar in the main church on Good Friday – see it when you pray the steps! Is the relic of the True Cross real? While

They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian,* who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. MK 15: 21 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Fr. Rob Jack STL Piety is a gift of the Holy Spirit through which one cherishes and passes on the history of one’s faith as a source of one’s human and Christian identity. When we place around ourselves pictures of our families and friends and our pets and personal mementos,

A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Luke 23: 27 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
After midnight, hundreds of the faithful began praying the steps at Holy Cross Immaculata Church in Mt. Adams. A tradition dating back to the 1800’s, this year participants, along with rosaries and prayer books, were clothed in rain gear. Holy Cross Immaculata Good Friday Meditaion A pilgrim’s view from Holy

This spiritual service take place in candle light while singing short hymns, repeated again and again. Using just a few words, Taize expresses a basic reality of faith, quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung many times, this reality gradually penetrate the whole being. Service ends with the

A collaboration of faith-based groups sponsors this event, which begins on Fountain Square and features reflections on social justice issues and the Passion of Christ. The group will process to the Freedom Center for additional reflection and a closing bread service. Sponsors include: AMOS · Archdiocese of Cincinnati · Bellarmine Chapel · Catholic

Cincinnati OH- Good Friday dawned with temperatures in the low 60’s as hundreds of people lined up for the annual pilgrimage of the Blessed Steps at Holy Immaculata Church in Mount Adams. When it was morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus