Archive for May 19, 2024

Pentecost painting.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Everything you need to know about Pentecost

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year, which concludes the Easter... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Hospice and palliative care: A look at ‘absolutely vital’ end-of-life support

In contrast to assisted suicide and euthanasia, services such as palliative care and end-of-life hospice care seek to uphold the... Read more

Holy Spirit stained glass in St. Peter's Basilica.?w=200&h=150

By Tom Hoopes

What is the Holy Spirit like?

A user’s guide to understanding the Holy Spirit as the Church celebrates Pentecost. Read more

More than 1,000 Catholics attend the Eucharistic procession in Washington, D.C. on May 18, 2024,?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Over 1,000 attend Washington, D.C., Eucharistic procession despite rain

The Catholic Information Center’s second annual Eucharistic procession drew participation from priests, nuns, and laypeople from the area. Read more

Pope Francis participates in Mass on the solemnity of Pentecost, May 19, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis on Pentecost: The Holy Spirit’s work in us is powerful

Speaking in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope explained that the Holy Spirit’s “work in us is powerful, as symbolized by... Read more

Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minnesota, blesses the crowd with the Eucharist in a monstrance during an outdoor Pentecost Sunday Mass on May 19, 2024, in Bemidji, Minnesota. The Mass at the headwaters of the Mississippi River marked the start of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, a four-route trek consisting of Eucharistic processions, community service, and other events that culminates in July at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianpolis.?w=200&h=150

By Jonathan Liedl

And they’re off! National Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes begin with Holy Spirit-powered send-offs

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage began on Pentecost Sunday with Masses, processions, and prayers a renewal of Eucharistic devotion in the... Read more