‘Let us allow ourselves to be surprised by this new dawn and by the newness that Christ alone can give’
During Traditional Stations Presided Over Pontiff, Says: ‘We ask you to break the chains that hold us prisoners in our selfishness, in our voluntary blindness and in the futility of our worldly calculations’
Calls on Prisoners at Mass in Caena Domini to Think of the Love of God, Who Loves Us Till the End
The Pope’s Homily for Palm Sunday
For decades now, members of the apostolic movement Regnum Christi evangelize Mexican villages to prepare for Easter
“Let us not forget his words and his works, otherwise we will lose hope”
“If Jesus was not raised from death, Christianity is a fraud and a joke; if he did rise from death, then Christianity is the fullness of God’s revelation, and Jesus must be the absolute center of our lives. There is no third option”
“O Cross of Christ, teach us that the apparent victory of evil vanishes before the empty tomb and before the certainty of the Resurrection and the love of God which nothing can defeat, obscure or weaken.”
Considers terrorism in contrast to representatives of different religions coming together in symbol of brotherhood
Cardinal Bassetti Explains the Content of the Way of the Cross Pope Francis Will Lead Friday
Dioceses across nation report numbers of catechumens, candidates
At facility for single mothers, 9 pregnant women and 4 newborns have their feet washed
Walk with palms seen as opportunity for ‘street evangelization’
Ushering in Holy Week at Vatican, Reminds Faithful That Like Jesus, We Should Learn How to Forget Ourselves
“Let us walk this path, pausing in these days to gaze upon the Crucifix, the “royal seat of God”, to learn about the humble love which saves and gives life, so that we may give up all selfishness, and the seeking of power and fame.”
Noting Today Marks 31st World Youth Day Which Culminates at End of July in Krakow, Tells Young People ‘Go Forward With Courage’
Since at least the fifth century, in one form or another, the Church has remembered Christ’s passion during the sacred Triduum in a haunting ritual called Tenebrae
Whats the best way to experience Holy Week? The Pope gives a few tips.
“Precisely in that darkness Christ lights the fire of the love of God: a flash breaks the darkness and announces a new beginning.”
He specifically talked about the power of the Sacred Triduum.
The Pope also called on Christians to embrace humility and service.
His schedule will be filled with Holy Week celebrations
“Holy Week becomes ‘holy’ when we forget ourselves in the love and service of others”
“Let yourselves be filled by the tenderness of the Father, so you can spread it around you!”
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“This is God’s way, the way of humility. It is the way of Jesus; there is no other.”
A simple guide to one of the most important times of the year.
After Supreme Court’s OK to Assisted Suicide, Prelate Exhorts Faithful to Love, Encourage the Dying
On Good Friday, Pope Will Lead Via Crucis at Colosseum
Develops Meaning of Angels’ Command to the Women at the Tomb