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by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 14, 2022 / 10:22 am The Thursday before Easter, Catholics around the world practice an ancient Lenten tradition — a Holy Thursday devotion — known as the “Seven Churches Visitation.” What is the Seven Churches Visitation? During Holy Week, Catholics are invited to …

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

by Courtney Mares Rome, Italy, Apr 26, 2021 / 06:40 am America/Denver (CNA). Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani, who was ordained to the priesthood in his hospital room on Holy Thursday with special permission from Pope Francis, has died of leukemia at the age of 31. The young priest’s funeral was …

Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, 5:00 p.m., Archbishop Schnurr Celebrant The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C., 5:15 p.m. St. Helen and Immaculate Conception Parish Dayton, 7:00 p.m.

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 …

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 …

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 …

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Mar 27, 2020 / 06:40 am (CNA).- Pope Francis will follow a slightly modified schedule this year for the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter, which will all take place inside St. Peter’s Basilica and without the presence of the public, the Vatican announced Friday. …

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 …

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr during the Solemn Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains "Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.” LK 22: 19 (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
On a cold rainy evening, the Easter Triduum began in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically …