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Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington, leads the recession of the Mass on Ash Wednesday at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on Feb. 22, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Washington archbishop: Biden ‘picks and chooses’ parts of Catholic faith

Apr 1, 2024

By Daniel Payne

“There is a phrase that we have used in the past, a ‘cafeteria Catholic,’” Cardinal Wilton Gregory said on “Face... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Regina Caeli address on Monday, Apr. 1, 2024

Pope Francis: The resurrection of Jesus changes our lives completely and forever

Apr 1, 2024

By Courtney Mares

“Brothers, sisters, the joy of the Resurrection is not something far away. It is very close; it is ours because... Read more

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Catholic cemeteries on the front line against secular fear of death

Apr 1, 2024

By The B.C. Catholic

Cemeteries are the front line of defense against society’s secularism and fear of death and suffering, said the director of... Read more

Christ's Appearance to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection.

Why the Catholic Church celebrates Easter Monday under the title ‘Monday of the Angel’

Apr 1, 2024

By ACI Prensa

In many countries in Europe and South America, this day, also known as “Little Easter,” is a national holiday. Read more

With the incense burned from the newly blessed fire, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, incenses the "Stone of Anointing," located at the entrance of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher, where, according to tradition, the body of Jesus was anointed and prepared with aromatic oils for burial. March 30, 2024.

‘The mother of all holy vigils’: Jerusalem basilica is first place to announce Easter

Mar 31, 2024

By Marinella Bandini

In the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher, the church of the Lord’s resurrection, the Easter Vigil is held on Saturday... Read more

Pope Francis gives his urbi et orbi Easter blessing from the central loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica on March 31, 2024.

Full text of Pope Francis’ urbi et orbi blessing for Easter 2024

Mar 31, 2024

By Pope Francis

Here is the full text of the pope’s urbi et orbi message and blessing from the central loggia of St.... Read more

Pope Francis gives his urbi et orbi message and blessing from the central loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica on March 31, 2024.

Pope Francis on Easter: May the risen Christ open a path of peace in the Holy Land

Mar 31, 2024

By Courtney Mares

In his Easter Sunday blessing, Pope Francis asked the risen Lord to open paths of peace in the Holy Land,... Read more

Pope Francis presides over Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 31, 2024.

Pope Francis celebrates Easter 2024: ‘Jesus Christ is risen’

Mar 31, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis presided over Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Easter Sunday 2024 before giving the traditional urbi et orbi... Read more

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How to revive the celebration of Eastertide

Mar 31, 2024

By Joseph Pronechen

The 50-day Eastertide, running to Pentecost, is the longest season on the Church calendar. Read more

Pope Francis presides at the Vatican's Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 30, 2024

Pope Francis at Easter Vigil: Christ ‘is the one who brings us from darkness into light’

Mar 30, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“This is the Pasch of Christ, the revelation of God’s power: the victory of life over death, the triumph of... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Vatican's Easter Vigil, March 30, 2024

Full Text: Pope Francis’ homily for Easter Vigil 2024 at the Vatican

Mar 30, 2024

By Pope Francis

The Holy Father delivered the homily late in the evening at the vigil in St. Peter's Basilica. Read more

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What is transhumanism and what are its ethical challenges? A Catholic philosopher responds

Mar 30, 2024

By Diego López Marina

In a recent interview with ACI Prensa, Argentine philosopher Mariano Asla offered a critical analysis of transhumanism. Read more

Father Roger Landry.

Priest prepares for ‘crazy’ 1,500-mile Eucharistic pilgrimage

Mar 30, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Father Roger Landry is currently the only priest committed to walking the entirety of one of the four routes of... Read more

Tens of thousands gather outside of the Colosseum in Rome for the Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024.

Pope Francis skips Via Crucis in Rome while tens of thousands pray his meditations

Mar 29, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

In an apparent last-minute decision, Pope Francis skipped the Way of the Cross ceremony held at Rome’s Colosseum on Friday... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the Passion of the Lord on Good Friday in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. March 29, 2024.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis celebrates Good Friday liturgy at the Vatican 

Mar 29, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

During the Good Friday liturgy, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa reflected on the triumph of the cross, noting that it is an... Read more

Pope Francis presides over Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome on Feb. 14, 2024.

Full text: Pope Francis’ Good Friday Way of the Cross meditations 

Mar 29, 2024

By Pope Francis

For the first time in his 11-year pontificate, Pope Francis has written his own spiritual meditations for Friday’s Via Crucis... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion in St. Peter's Basilica on Good Friday on April 7, 2023.

What are the Good Friday Reproaches?

Mar 29, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The Good Friday Reproaches are a series of antiphons, known also as “Popule Meus” (“My people”), coming from the opening... Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech and Pope Francis at the conclusion of the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 28, 2023.

Cardinal Grech’s controversial comments add to list of concerns on postsynodal study groups

Mar 29, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

The Maltese cardinal stated in a recent interview that a female diaconate would not be a “revolution” but a “natural... Read more

The custos of the Holy Land, Father Francesco Patton, walks through empty Bethlehem streets during the solemn entrance to the Basilica of the Nativity on Jan. 6, 2024.

The Holy Land may turn into a museum or an architectural remembrance, archbishop warns

Mar 29, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The archbishop of Toledo and primate of Spain, Francisco Cerro Chávez, stressed in a recent letter the need to support... Read more

Crucifixion.

Divine Mercy novena begins on Good Friday

Mar 29, 2024

By CNA Staff

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