Distinctly Catholic: Reading the Gospel accounts of Good Friday, the degree to which the Hebrew Scriptures are present in the text is striking, but there is something deeper at work.
Distinctly Catholic: The liturgy of Holy Thursday focuses us on both the institution of the Eucharist and the great commandment to love one another.
The Hope Border Institute denounces an ICE decision denying a parole request for a Mexican journalist fleeing death threats. The Hope Border Institute does great work building solidarity along the border, and alerting the rest of us to threats to that solidarity. Keep up the good work!
Distinctly Catholic: Yesterday, the people of God in Chicago received a challenge from Cardinal Blase Cupich to reset the balance and remember the mission of the church.
In the Chicago Tribune, Cardinal Blase Cupich unveils a new effort to combat violence in that city, and he has the pope's support. More on this tomorrow.
At Politico, their daily look at the best in late night is especially wonderful. Trevor Noah gets the win.
Distinctly Catholic: Democrats should normally be opposed to any parliamentary procedure that is as obviously anti-democratic as the filibuster.
At the Working-Class Perspectives blog, Sherry Linkon and John Russo argue, persuasively, that the resistance to Trump movement must keep its eye on issues of economic justice. Enough with the bathroom wars.
Distinctly Catholic: Liturgy touches us at the core of our beings. What is surprising is that so many feel the need to denounce those who view liturgical matters differently.
In this morning's Washington Post, a report on how researchers use forensic technology to explore the reality of poverty in the medieval ages. One more reminder that those who bemoan our current age as uniquely secular forget just how miserable the "Age of Faith" was for many people.
Distinctly Catholic: Religious leaders are pushing for measures that will prevent the economic crisis from repeating and will address Puerto Rico's crushing poverty now.