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Journey through the Easter Triduum

Journey through the Easter Triduum

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hastings youth initiated into Catholic Church at Easter Vigil

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Companions on the road to Easter

Companions on the road to Easter

| George Weigel | April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

For the past six weeks, I’ve had the privilege of participating in the station church pilgrimage of Lent, a Roman tradition that dates back to Christian antiquity. From at least the early fourth century, the pope celebrated Mass during Lent with his clergy and the Roman Christian community at a designated “station” church.

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Charities reap $1,280 from Pay it Forward for Lent

Charities reap $1,280 from Pay it Forward for Lent

| April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The three youth groups that took on Pay it Forward for Lent projects have turned $300 from The Catholic Spirit into $1,280 for charity.

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CRS worker in Honduras responds to health care, education needs

CRS worker in Honduras responds to health care, education needs

| Carol Jessen-Klixbull | April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

For more than 35 years, Operation Rice Bowl has called Catholics to pray with their families and faith communities, fast in solidarity with those who hunger, learn about the global community and the challenges of poverty around the world, and give sacrificial contributions to those in need.

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Basilica Tenebrae service illuminates Good Friday darkness

Basilica Tenebrae service illuminates Good Friday darkness

| Julie Pfitzinger For The Catholic Spirit | April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Good Friday Tenebrae service at the Basilica of St. Mary never ceases to be a moving experience for Johan van Parys, who has directed the devotion for the past 16 years.

During one section of the hour-long service, a large wooden cross is passed across the crowd, from hand to hand, modeled after the tradition in many European towns when Catholics would carry the cross through the streets on Good Friday.

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Praying with Jesus on Holy Thursday an ancient custom

Praying with Jesus on Holy Thursday an ancient custom

| Susan Klemond For the Catholic Spirit | April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Christ in the Blessed Sac­ra­ment is moved on Holy Thursday to a tabernacle in a different location to represent his time in the tomb after his crucifixion, Catholics have an opportunity to follow and pray there as a way of entering into the Passion, liturgical ministry professionals say.

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Student grabs opportunity to join church

Student grabs opportunity to join church

| April 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

Dylan Heiman was never offered the chance to be baptized. Now 18, he is seeking it on his own through the RCIA program at St. Eliz­abeth Ann Seton in Hast­ings.

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Triumph begins

Triumph begins

| Fr. Michael Van Sloun | April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Holy Week stands at the head of our calendar, the holiest week of the entire liturgical year. It begins on Palm Sunday and continues until Easter Sunday, and it celebrates the Paschal Mystery — the Passion and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and his victorious resurrection, his triumph over sin and death and his glorification by the Father.

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