Monday, April 17, 2017

The Resurrection is more than a party – it’s the source of eternal life

Pope on Easter: The Resurrection is more than a party – it’s the source of eternal life

By Hannah Brockhaus
Pope Francis reminded Christians on Easter Sunday that the Resurrection is the cornerstone of our faith – and that even in the face of unexplainable tragedy and suffering in the world, we can declare, “Christ is risen!”

Christ renews a weary humanity, Pope Francis says at Easter Vigil

By Elise Harris
During Easter Vigil at the Vatican Pope Francis noted that many people today mirror the sadness and grief of the women who went to Jesus' tomb thinking he was still dead. However, the Resurrection, he said, offers new hope for those who have perhaps lost it.

Syrian nun awarded by US will back any leader who brings peace

By Elise Harris
As the conflict in Syria rages on, a Salesian nun honored by the White House as a “Woman of Courage” said that no matter who is in charge, as long as they work for peace they have her vote.

Study finds religious persecution spread to more countries in 2015

By Matt Hadro
Global religious persecution spiked from 2014 to 2015, the Pew Research Center noted in a new report released this week.

Pope Francis reflects on sin, Christ's mercy at Stations of the Cross

By Hannah Brockhaus
Pope Francis presided over the Stations of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum on Good Friday, asking Christ’s forgiveness for the ways we may have fallen short, and imploring the grace to do better in the future.

Nebraska prays for pro-lifers injured in vehicle accident

The Diocese of Lincoln is praying for several pro-life witnesses who were struck, unintentionally, by a vehicle as they were praying outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in the city on Friday afternoon.

Good Friday papal preacher: In a changing world, the cross remains the same

By Hannah Brockhaus
Even as sinful people in a society filled with violence and increasing secularism, we have hope because Christ's cross perdures, the papal preacher said at the Vatican's Good Friday Service.

This unique chant brings Vietnamese Catholics deeper into Christ's Passion

By Antonio Anup Gonsalves
While the Stations of the Cross are a worldwide Lenten devotion for Catholics, the faithful in Vietnam have an additional practice that blends ancient traditional chants with Catholic prayer and meditation on the Crucifixion.

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