Archive for April 16, 2022

Dutch flowers decorate St. Peter’s Square for Easter Sunday Mass 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

How the tradition of Dutch flowers at the pope’s Easter Mass was saved

At the start of this year, a Vatican Easter tradition hung in the balance. Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

5 things to know about Benedict XVI on his 95th birthday

The pope emeritus was born on April 16, 1927. Read more

"What's the Eucharist?" Kent Shi, a 25-year-old Harvard graduate student, asked that question when he attended eucharistic adoration for the first time. The answer put him on a path to conversion.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras,Shannon Mullen

Finding faith at Harvard: These 5 Easter conversion stories will make your day

This year, 31 people — 17 of whom are students at Harvard — will enter the Catholic Church at a... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the German bishops’ spring meeting in February 2021. Credit: Sascha Steinbach/epa pool.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

German bishops' president responds to letter warning of schism risk in synodal path

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, president of the German bishops’ conference, responded Thursday to a letter warning the country’s synodal... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 16, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis at Easter Vigil: The Risen Lord has robbed evil of its power

Pope Francis did not preside over the Easter Vigil Mass, but he delivered the homily and baptized seven people. Read more

Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 16, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Pope Francis

Easter Vigil 2022: Full text of Pope Francis’ homily

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' homily for Easter Vigil 2022. Read more