Tag: Good Friday

Bishops criticize governor for signing abortion measure on Good Friday

Bishops criticize governor for signing abortion measure on Good Friday

| Brian T. Olszewski | April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Expressing sadness that Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam signed the Reproductive Health Protection Act, which was passed by the state’s Senate and House of Delegates, Bishops Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington and Barry C. Knestout of Richmond criticized him for the day he chose to sign it into law.

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Triduum in the domestic church, day by day

Triduum in the domestic church, day by day

| April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Even though Brigid Hadzima uses liturgical living to teach her children, ages 1 to 11, “I still love these things and I’m 34 years old,” she said. “It’s still a grounding for me. It’s a link to the past. It’s a link to my mom, to my grandma. And ultimately, it’s a link to our faith. It’s something I can see, touch, hear, and reminds me of what we’re about, where our heavenly home is, where our home is ultimately.”

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Holy Week at home: ‘Liturgical living’ expert offers ideas for a meaningful Triduum

Holy Week at home: ‘Liturgical living’ expert offers ideas for a meaningful Triduum

| April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The author of “The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life,” Kendra Tierney literally wrote the book on how to celebrate the Church’s feasts and fasts in the home.

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USCCB president calls for national moment of prayer on Good Friday

USCCB president calls for national moment of prayer on Good Friday

| April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited U.S. Catholics to join him on Good Friday, April 10, to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart at 11 a.m. (CST).

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Amid coronavirus sacrifices, some bishops allow Friday meat in Lent

Amid coronavirus sacrifices, some bishops allow Friday meat in Lent

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the U.S., this Lent started out with some people discussing if it was acceptable to eat plant-based burgers on Fridays in Lent.

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The sin of anti-Semitism resurfaces

The sin of anti-Semitism resurfaces

| Greg Erlandson | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The world reacted with horror and outrage earlier this year when a town in Poland marked Good Friday with a ritual beating of a Judas effigy.

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Blood of martyrs brings new life in Christ

Blood of martyrs brings new life in Christ

“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of Christians” is the famous quote of Tertullian, a second century Father of the Church from North Africa. This sentiment has always served as a source of hope for Christians that death would bring forth new life for the Church.

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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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