Easter

Thumbnail candle vigil credit coloneljohnbritt via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 12 14 1 Amid war in Syria, Catholic patriarch says Easter offers path of hope

Citing St. Paul’s conversion on the Road to Damascus, an Eastern Catholic patriarch’s Easter message repeated a call for peace and urged Christians...

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Thumbnail piece of cake march 23 2008 credit anna via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna A sweet sign of hope: Pope's envoy returns to Iraq with Easter cake

Pope Francis' personal envoy to Iraq will return to the country during Holy Week, bringing with him the pontiff's love and solidarity along with a...

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A crowded park in Lahore, Pakistan where Christian families were celebrating Easter Sunday was the site of an apparent suicide bombing that left at...

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Thumbnail easter films ad rem Christmas vs. Easter … the sequel

Another Easter is upon us so, naturally, my wayward brain wanders to how Easter differs in its presentation in popular culture from Christmas. One...

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Thumbnail pope francis lighting the easter candle before the entrance procession of the easter vigil mass in st peters basilica on april 4 2015 credit losservatore romano cna Christ renews a weary humanity, Pope Francis says at Easter Vigil

Vatican City, Apr 15, 2017 / 01:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During Easter Vigil at the Vatican Pope Francis noted that many people today mirror the...

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Thumbnail 20160303t1008 0503 cns vatican letter confession Confession: The Easter Sacrament

My very wise and compassionate spiritual director for the past 18 years, Father Jack, often reminds me as I ask him to hear my confession as we...

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Thumbnail pope francis celebrates the sacrament of confirmation with young people dec 1 2013 credit lauren cater cna 2 cna 12 2 13 Do not be 'afraid of joy,' Pope encourages

Pope Francis rebuked Christians who are “afraid of joy” and “mournful,” encouraging them to remember that Jesus Christ accompanies them. “We’re...

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Thumbnail early church Do you want to know a secret?: The truth about Easter season in the early Church

If this were the year 200 or 300 A.D., we would, right now, be in the middle of the feast of Pentecost. In modern times (and actually since the...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 323384795 Easter season at Kern Valley Prison

There were these crazy people who were living in Jerusalem who were filled with so much joy that those around them wondered who they were. Their...

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Thumbnail coptic church credit oleg shishkov shutterstock cna Egypt's Christians to hold restrained Easter services in light of attacks

Minya, Egypt, Apr 12, 2017 / 03:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After two bomb attacks on worshippers at Coptic Orthodox churches on Sunday, the Coptic...

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Thumbnail resurrection of christ cna 4 21 14 Embrace Easter hope and forgiveness, archbishop tells Myanmar

In his Easter message, Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, emphasized the hope of the holy day and encouraged the country to seek forgiveness...

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Thumbnail pope francis holds the easter candle during the easter vigil april 4 2015 credit martha calderon cna If you're looking for the truth, you'll find the Resurrection Pope says

During his homily for the Easter Vigil Pope Francis said that the Resurrection of Jesus is a mystery we can only enter by going out of ourselves...

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Thumbnail faithful in indias miao diocese pray in a candlelight vigil for persecuted christians in the middle east march 1 2015 credit fr felix anthony India bishop: Christ is working through the tragedy of present-day martyrdom

In his Easter letter released this week, Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao reflected on Christ's work through the tragedies of this life, noting...

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Thumbnail pope francis celebrates the easter vigil at st peters basilica credit alexey gotovskiy cna Let yourselves be moved by hope, Pope says at Easter Vigil

During the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis told attendees not to be overcome by sadness in the face of life’s difficulties, but to be open to hope,...

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Thumbnail pope francis celebrates easter morning mass in st peters square on april 20 2014 credit lauren cater cna 4 20 14 'Love has triumphed over hatred,' says pope on Easter

In his Easter “urbi et orbi” Easter message “to the city and the world,” Pope Francis focused on the victory of love brought about through Christ’s...

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I wish all of you and your families Easter blessings! This was a joyful Easter for me and I was touched to see so many of you at our services at...

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Thumbnail cna elisearticle 500 300 Pope: Easter invites return to our first encounter with Jesus

In his homily for the Easter Vigil Pope Francis encouraged those present to remember the moment they first felt the love of God, saying that Jesus'...

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Thumbnail 20160327t0936 60 cns pope easter Pope: Easter message brings hope to victims of terrorism, persecution

In his Urbi et Orbi message for Easter, Pope Francis encouraged victims of terrorism and Christian persecution to find hope in the Lord’s...

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