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Filmmaker Robert Orlando, standing before a negative image of the Shroud of Turin, says he was prompted to investigate the purported burial cloth of Jesus in part because of a search to answer "big questions" about life and faith following the death of his father.

Shroud of Turin gets ‘true crime’ treatment in science-driven documentary

Jul 29, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

“The Shroud: Face to Face” is set for release in November 2023. Read more

A man places his hands on the glass urn holding the remains of St. Pio in Pietrelcina, Italy, in 2016. St. Pio was found to be in a state of partial deterioration and partial preservation when his coffin was opened in 2008, but experts present at the exhumation have said there was no supernatural quality to what was preserved. Artificial preservation techniques have since been applied to conserve his body from further deterioration and a lifelike mask has been placed over his skull.

What is incorruptibility? Here’s what you need to know

May 25, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

According to Catholic tradition, incorruptible saints give witness to the truth of the resurrection of the body and the life... Read more

Pope Francis gives his homily at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 8, 2023.

Pope Francis at Easter Vigil: ‘Rediscover the grace of God’s resurrection within you’

Apr 8, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Easter Vigil, which takes place on Holy Saturday night, “is the greatest and most noble of all solemnities." Read more

Jim Caviezel (left) will once again portray Jesus in the new Mel Gibson movie "The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection," which is set to begin production in spring 2023.

Filming of ‘The Passion of the Christ’ sequel set to begin this spring

Jan 15, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The film “The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection” will focus on the days immediately following Christ’s crucifixion. Read more

Benedict XVI’s coffin exits St. Peter’s Basilica beneath an image of Christ’s resurrection on the morning of his funeral Jan. 5, 2022

The story behind the image hanging at Benedict XVI’s funeral 

Jan 5, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The image, which hung in front of the central entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica, appears to be a copy of... Read more


Catholic woman may receive settlement over her son's cremation

May 31, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic woman who sued the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office claiming her son was cremated in violation of her... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 16, 2022.

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

Apr 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

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

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021.

Pope Francis on Easter: Christ’s wounds are the ‘seal of his love for us’

Apr 4, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Angelus address Feb. 21, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis: The Lord does not permit darkness to have the last word

Feb 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that it is important to remember when facing a difficult trial that the “Lord is Risen... Read more

Pope Francis at Mass for the repose of the souls of deceased bishops Nov. 4, 2019.

Remember the final judgement, Pope Francis says at Mass for recently deceased bishops

Nov 4, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urged Catholics to meditation on the final judgement at a Mass offered Monday for the souls of cardinals... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis: The resurrection is the most shocking event in human history

Apr 22, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Monday that the resurrection of Christ is the most shocking event in human history.  Read more

Pope Francis gives his apostolic blessing on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019.

Easter brings a 'new world,' Pope Francis says in Urbi et Orbi

Apr 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Christ’s resurrection ushers in a new world – one of peace, love, and fraternity, Pope Francis said on Easter Sunday,... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 20, 2017.

Pope urges Catholics to be moved by joy of the resurrection

Apr 15, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis visited a Roman parish, telling Mass-goers to allow themselves to be moved by the immense joy... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for deceased bishops and cardinals in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 3, 2017.

Choose everlasting life, not death, Pope Francis says

Nov 3, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday Pope Francis said that in contemplating death we are reminded of our ultimate purpose – and how the... Read more

Resurrection art inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcre, Old City of Jerusalem.

US bishops: This Easter season, let yourself be filled with joy

Apr 17, 2017

Easter is a joyous reminder that Jesus’ Resurrection overcomes fear and doubt, the U.S. bishops said in their 2017 Easter... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Easter Sunday April 16, 2017.

Be men and women of life, Pope Francis says Easter Monday

Apr 17, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Easter Monday, Pope Francis stressed that Christ’s resurrection calls each of us to bring the message of Easter –... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for deceased cardinals and bishops in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 3, 2015.

Pope: if you don't serve others, then what are you living for?

Nov 3, 2015

By Elise Harris

Though letting go of yourself and living for others can make you seem weak in the eyes of the world,... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on May 20, 2015.

Don't blame God when someone dies – trust in the resurrection, Pope says

Jun 17, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Instead of blaming God when a parent loses a child – or vice versa – families should remember that because... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, April 16, 2014.

Bodily resurrection is key to Christian identity, Pope reminds

Sep 19, 2014

Bodily resurrection is a reality which is the seal of our identity as Christians, Pope Francis said in his Friday... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his General Audience on Dec. 4 2013

Pope: 'seed of eternity' has been planted in our hearts

Dec 4, 2013

By Elise Harris

During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the resurrection of the body, explaining that we are “imprinted” with eternal... Read more