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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 says Mass for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in St. Peter's Basilica, Feb. 2, 2022.

The Presentation of the Lord: a symbol of the Messiah’s embrace

Feb 2, 2024

By ACI Prensa

On this day we remember when Mary and Joseph carried the infant Jesus to the Temple to fulfill the law. Read more


The history of the Epiphany: Here’s what you need to know

Jan 7, 2024

By CNA Staff

The feast of the Epiphany is even older than the feast of Christmas and enjoys its own season, which goes... Read more

The fresco of St. Leo the Great, doctor of the Church, in the cupola of the Church of St. Maximus of Turin, Italy.

St. Leo the Great: the pope who clarified the humanity and divinity of Christ

Nov 10, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The worldwide Church celebrates St. Leo the Great, the 45th bishop of Rome and one of only 37 doctors of... Read more

The Transfiguration by Raphael. Public domain.

The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ: a gift to his closest followers

Aug 6, 2023

By Gretchen Siegel

In an Angelus address on March 20, 2011, Benedict XVI said the Transfiguration of Jesus prepared his apostles for the... Read more

Apparition of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart flags on Twitter and other ways to celebrate Jesus’ Sacred Heart this month

Jun 10, 2023

By Isabel Barry

The entire month of June is devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Read more

Mother Teresa circa 1994.

USCCB votes to inscribe Mother Teresa in the U.S. Liturgical Calendar

The U.S. bishops voted to honor Mother Teresa each year in the Liturgical Calendar of the United States. Read more