Tag: Holy Week/Easter

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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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 | April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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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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Hosanna and the cross

Hosanna and the cross

| Deacon Tyler Mattson | April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Hosanna in the highest!”

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A heart that weeps

A heart that weeps

| Deacon Robert Whitney | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is only in the mystery of the cross that our suffering, and our fasting and penances, can truly bear fruit. Jesus seeks to meet us there, show us his heart and share his mercy. He shows us that his heart is one that loves and weeps.

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Choosing ‘alleluia’ in an ‘ouch-raged’ world

Choosing ‘alleluia’ in an ‘ouch-raged’ world

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | May 12, 2016

Perhaps you have stubbed your toe or hit your head on a cupboard door. Recently, I did both in the same day. In the morning I walked around my bed and my big toe hit the wooden frame. In the evening, I opened a cupboard and something fell out. I picked it up and when I stood up — bam.

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As believers, we need to be joyful, fearless, persevering Church

As believers, we need to be joyful, fearless, persevering Church

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | March 31, 2016

Throughout these days of Easter, the readings at Mass remind us of the connection between being disciples of Christ and giving witness to his resurrection. Like Mary Magdalen, Simon Peter, John the beloved disciple and Thomas, we’re called to announce that the Jesus who suffered and died on the cross truly rose from the dead. It’s a story that tests our credulity (how many people do we know who have risen from the dead?). And yet, we know it to be true because of the eye witness testimony of that first generation of believers who saw the empty tomb, who were invited to explore the wounds in the hands and side of the risen Christ, or who shared a meal with him on the seashore and watched him eat the fish that he had prepared. From generation to generation, that testimony has been passed on with great care in the Church — and today that privileged task falls to us.

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Easter ‘presses the reset button,’ Archbishop Hebda says

Easter ‘presses the reset button,’ Archbishop Hebda says

| March 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

At his first Easter Mass in Minnesota, newly appointed Archbishop Bernard Hebda preached to a crowded Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis that a response is required to Jesus’ resurrection, one that calls for all to be missionaries of the Gospel and missionaries of God’s mercy.

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Learn how to live the paschal mysteries with Jesus

Learn how to live the paschal mysteries with Jesus

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 17, 2016

We are approaching the holiest time of our Church year in the celebration of Easter. Through the celebration of the sacred Triduum we will be invited to enter with Jesus into the mystery of his death and resurrection. The liturgies of the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the Good Friday commemoration of the Lord’s Passion and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are the three holiest liturgies of the year. The whole Church is invited to make those three days a kind of sacred retreat where we prayerfully meditate in our hearts on all that the Lord Jesus did for our salvation.

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