Tag: Holy Week/Easter

St. Matthew parishioners  recall fire that destroyed  church 50 years ago

St. Matthew parishioners recall fire that destroyed church 50 years ago

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Massive plumes of smoke. That’s what lifelong St. Matthew parishioner Karen Thompson recalls seeing, in disbelief, as the city bus she road home from work turned a corner by St. Matthew School in St. Paul. The church was on fire.

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Easter and the paschal mystery in marriage

Easter and the paschal mystery in marriage

| Kate Soucheray | April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

We currently find ourselves in the season of Easter, the time between Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday and Pentecost, which celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit as tongues of fire on Christ’s followers. As we look back to the Passion, death and resurrection of Jesus we experienced throughout the triduum, we witnessed the self-sacrificing love of our Lord. This is known as the paschal mystery, which embraces and celebrates the redemptive work of Christ.

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On Easter, Salvadorans bury priest assassinated during Holy Week

On Easter, Salvadorans bury priest assassinated during Holy Week

| Rhina Guidos | April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Easter, as thousands of Salvadorans from around the country packed into the rural town of Lolotique, Catholic Church officials laid to rest a 36-year-old priest violently killed during Holy Week — the latest victim of an unending wave of violence that plagues the country.

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Easter shows the power of love, which renews the world, pope says

Easter shows the power of love, which renews the world, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Easter makes it clear that in the life of Jesus, but also in the lives of modern men and women, “death, solitude and fear” do not have the last word, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.

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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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Roman Missal calls Easter Vigil ‘mother of all vigils’ for a reason

Roman Missal calls Easter Vigil ‘mother of all vigils’ for a reason

| Carol Zimmermann | March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church pulls out all the stops for the Easter Vigil, the Mass celebrated on Holy Saturday.

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‘I sold them life’: Learning from the Angel of The Gap

‘I sold them life’: Learning from the Angel of The Gap

| Christina Capecchi | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Little did he know what noble purpose awaited him when Don Ritchie settled into a house on Old South Head Road back in 1964. The former Navy seaman and retired salesman was eager to soak in the stunning view with his wife: an ocean cliff at Watsons Bay in Eastern Sydney known as The Gap.

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Feeling Christ’s pain through others

Feeling Christ’s pain through others

| Lynda McDonnell | May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

This Easter season, I’ve been thinking a good deal about the nature of Christian faith and the wildly different varieties on display these days — Coptic Christians persecuted in Egypt; Pope Francis’ call to mercy; and some American groups’ campaigns to expel immigrants, expand gun rights, shrink government and tilt the economic system even more in favor of the rich. An alien from another planet would be understandably confused by the message and meaning of that Judean man from 2,000 years ago.

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Digital Edition – April 20, 2017

Digital Edition – April 20, 2017

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Easter, Young love at 95, Cornel West and Ross Douthat, Concert 4 Hope, Silent retreat, ACCW leaders, Assisted suicide, Bach’s ‘St. John’s Passion’

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Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says

Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says

| Cindy Wooden and Junno Arocho Esteves | April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon his shoulders “our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms,” Pope Francis said before giving his solemn Easter blessing.

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An empty tomb and a bodily resurrection: why it matters

An empty tomb and a bodily resurrection: why it matters

| Mark Pattison | April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholics and other Christians have grown up believing in the Resurrection, but the Apostles themselves were among the first who were skeptical that Jesus arose from the dead.

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St. Bernard to welcome Karenni converts at Easter

St. Bernard to welcome Karenni converts at Easter

| Melenie Soucheray | April 6, 2017 | 4 Comments

For more than two dozen Karenni immigrants, April 15 will be significant. During the 7 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass, St. Bernard on St. Paul’s near north side will welcome the teenage-to-octogenarian catechumens into full communion with the Catholic Church.

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