The Peace Pulpit: Fix deeply in our minds and in our hearts today that Jesus has overcome suffering and death and violence and killing and all the terrible things that go on in our world through sin.
Distinctly Catholic: We believe that the paschal mystery occurs within history, that Jesus really did die and rise from the dead, and that the paschal mystery transcends history.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
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.
On April 15, thousands of Orthodox Christians will crowd the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to watch the Greek Orthodox patriarch emerge from the structure surrounding Jesus' tomb with two lit candles.
The ceremony, known as Holy Fire, is described by Orthodox Christians as a "miracle" that occurs each year on Holy Saturday, the day preceding Easter. As part of the ceremony, a fire rises from the slab of stone where Jesus' body was laid after his crucifixion, enough to light lamps and candles around the church.
Soul Seeing: Because I believe in the victory of beauty, I have walked the Good Friday Pilgrimage for Peace sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania, since 1980.
The Peace Pulpit: As we're preparing for this great feast of light and water and life, we get a deeper sense of how God brings light into our life through Jesus.
Less than a year after restoration work began, the Edicule — the traditional site of Jesus' burial and resurrection — was inaugurated in an ecumenical ceremony.
The Christian story begins with really good news: God has decided to accompany us in history. That’s more than enough reason to rejoice.
"... Pope Francis is calling for something far more radical than changing rigid laws into lax and liberal laws."