Archive for April 7, 2023


By CNA Staff

Divine Mercy novena begins on Good Friday

The Divine Mercy novena can be said at any time of the year, but it is especially said over the... Read more

"The Mystery Man Exhibition" presents a model of the crucified Jesus based on the Shroud of Turin.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas,Peter Pinedo

The first hyper-realistic body of Christ based on the Holy Shroud is on exhibit in Spain

An exhibition of the first hyper-realistic recreation of the body of Christ based on data obtained from the Shroud of... Read more


By Ana Paula Morales

Catholic prevention organization: Mexico ranks first in human trafficking and child abuse

A nun with the Rahamim network said Mexico holds “first place in human trafficking, child abuse, organ selling, sex tourism,... Read more

Restorers in the Vatican Museums’ restoration laboratory work on the Cross of Sant’Eutizio.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Crushed in an earthquake, shattered 15th-century cross restored in time for Easter

One of the Abbey of Sant’Eutizio’s artworks was shattered into at least 30 pieces in the rubble of earthquakes in... Read more


By Francesca Pollio Fenton

5 ways to solemnly celebrate Good Friday

As the Church mourns, Catholics are also called to solemnly observe this holy day. Read more

Pope Francis prays the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, on Good Friday, April 14, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican: Pope Francis will not attend Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum due to cold weather

The pope’s canceled Good Friday appearance comes one week after he was hospitalized for three nights in Rome’s Gemelli hospital,... Read more

Pope Francis kisses the crucifix at the Liturgy of the Lord's Passion in St. Peter's Basilica on April 7, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Good Friday at the Vatican: Papal preacher warns against relativism and ‘vortex of nihilism’

Cardinal Cantalamessa compared Friedrich Nietzsche’s words “God is dead” with the Catholic Church’s proclamation of the death of Christ on... Read more

The Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord in St. Peter’s Basilica on April 7, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Full text: Cardinal Cantalamessa’s homily at the Vatican’s Good Friday 2023 liturgy

"For two thousand years, the Church has announced and celebrated, on this day, the death of the Son of God... Read more

"The Pope Answers" airs on Hulu beginning April 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

6 hot-button issues Pope Francis and Gen Z confront in new Disney doc

Among the group of 20- to 25-year-olds were Catholics, Protestants, atheists, agnostics, and one Muslim. Each has a unique problem... Read more

Pilgrims gather for the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome on Good Friday, April 3, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Here are the meditations for the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum on Good Friday 2023

The meditations and prayers for the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum on Good Friday this year come from... Read more

A pro-abortion activist displays abortion pills as she counter-protests during an anti-abortion demonstration on March 25, 2023, in New York City.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

Texas federal judge issues ruling in highly anticipated abortion pill case

Contradictory federal court rulings on April 7 left the status of mifepristone — the first of two drugs used in... Read more