Tag: Good Friday

Family tradition: Carrying the cross on Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa

Family tradition: Carrying the cross on Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa

| Judith Sudilovsky | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

For four decades, Mousa Kamar has taken his place at the head of the heavy wooden cross used during the Franciscan Good Friday procession on the Via Dolorosa.

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Archbishop Hebda invites faithful to morning prayer on Easter triduum

Archbishop Hebda invites faithful to morning prayer on Easter triduum

| April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda is inviting all the faithful of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to join him in morning prayer during the Easter triduum.

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Hope, even in the shadow of the cross

Hope, even in the shadow of the cross

| Kate Soucheray | April 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

We are called in this Lenten season to grow in our faith and to be in the shadow of the cross, overcome neither by its threat of death nor the fear it intends to evoke. As people who stand firmly in the face of such intimidation, we know death is vanquished by the power of Jesus’ sacrifice. Easter Sunday must be preceded by the horrors of Good Friday, and as my mother-in-law always said, “There can be no Easter Sunday without Good Friday.” In her wisdom, she meant there will be difficult, and perhaps discouraging, times for all of us as we move through the phases of our lives.

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Do I always have to obey my conscience?

Do I always have to obey my conscience?

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. I have heard that people are obliged to follow their consciences, even if it goes against the Bible or the Church’s teaching. Is this true?

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This Lent, don’t let sin win

This Lent, don’t let sin win

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

During this time when Pope Francis and the bishops of the Church seek reparation, reconciliation, and healing within the victim and survivor communities of those sexually abused by priests, we humbly recognize that this reparation, reconciliation and healing are needed in our parish communities as well.

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Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

| Mark Pattison | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year. Here are some things to know about Ash Wednesday and the kickoff to Lent:

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The holiest time of year

The holiest time of year

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lent is a time of preparation to allow us to fully enter into the most important time of the year: the sacred triduum, from Holy Thursday until the Easter Vigil. It is meant to be a kind of three-day retreat for the whole Church where we meditate on the profound outpouring of love that comes through the mysteries of Christ.

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Christ crucified: More than a Good Friday event

Christ crucified: More than a Good Friday event

| Father Robert Schwartz | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A man wanted to challenge his bright 8-year-old. He took a map of the world down from the wall and tore it into many pieces. He called his son into the kitchen and showed the boy the tattered map. He said, “My boy, if you can put this map back together so that the world is one once again, I will give you $20.”

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For 20 years, faith, family drive Living Stations

For 20 years, faith, family drive Living Stations

| March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Servants of the Cross to do four reenactments Good Friday

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Despite new law, some Irish pubs will remain closed on Good Friday

Despite new law, some Irish pubs will remain closed on Good Friday

| Michael Kelly | March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

While Irish pubs will be allowed to open and serve alcohol on Good Friday, March 30, for the first time in 91 years, some pub owners have vowed to remain shut and observe the tradition.

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Good Friday collection could help new partner Damascus archdiocese

Good Friday collection could help new partner Damascus archdiocese

| March 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Nassar of Damascus has also shared stories of the Church’s suffering members. He said that one man told him, “I have no home and I have lost all my family. I do not have work, I’m hungry and sick without medication. I can’t get a visa to go to another country. I am like a beetle at the bottom of a cup who cannot get out and runs in circles until it dies at the bottom.”

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This Lent, give up taking the season too lightly

This Lent, give up taking the season too lightly

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 23, 2017

The “lite” has come into the world. We have lite music on lite FM, lite fermented beverages, lite microwave dinners, lite salad dressings and lite salt. Even the word “light” is lighter — it is spelled “L-I-T-E”.

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