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.
Spiritual Reflections: We may know Easter faith as a slow journey from desolation to hope. It may be a vision of transformed reality that orients us to live each day from above.
The Peace Pulpit: Jesus comes into Jerusalem not as a warrior king, but as a humble servant riding on a donkey. If we can fully grasp what Jesus is telling us, it will begin to change our attitude, our way of acting.
The cross, loving service and humble sacrifice are the only way to overcome evil and give hope to the world, Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience April 12.
NCR Today: "How to cope with Holy Week when you feel less than inspired" reflects on the spiritual roller coaster that takes us to Easter.
Eco Catholic: I don't want to intrude on creation's great vastness and seasonality to rage at death. We can love things and we can lose them.
Ecology Preview: Christianity has a long record of loving nature and worshiping with nature in tow. Pagans do as well.
Launching preparations for the 2018 Synod of Bishops and for World Youth Day 2019, Francis gathered with youths and young adults for an evening prayer vigil at Rome's Basilica of St. Mary Major.
Spiritual Reflections: If we believe in Jesus as the revelation of God’s unceasing love, our own notions of sin and punishment and forgiveness will begin to mirror God’s mercy.
Special feature with video: Catholic musician Audrey Assad says she has used her platform as a musician "for the deliverance and aid of the Syrian population."