Good Friday

Thumbnail column of the scourging of christ credit michael tinkler via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna A Medieval devotion alive and well for a handful of modern Romans

In the hours after evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, a few pilgrims in Rome make their way to the Church of Saint Praxedes, home...

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Good Friday, Downtown Los Angeles, April 14: “Our journey begins here at the Federal Building, a symbol of the government of the United States....

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After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant a request made by...

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Thumbnail pope francis holy friday shrouded cna size For Pope Francis, Good Friday shrouded in grief over persecuted Christians

Both Pope Francis' Good Friday service at the Vatican and the Stations of the Cross held at the Colosseum later in the day zeroed-in on the plight...

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Good Friday was bad long before it was good, at least from outward appearances. God was being crucified by all that can go bad in the world: pride,...

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Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 05:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer innumerable hardships this Lenten...

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Thumbnail good friday pope francis good 2016 alexey gotovskiy cna Good Friday papal preacher: In a changing world, the cross remains the same

Vatican City, Apr 14, 2017 / 10:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Even as sinful people in a society filled with violence and increasing secularism, we have...

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Thumbnail crucifix credit lucia ballester cna India bishops slam 'brutal' disruption of Good Friday service

Rome, Italy, Apr 21, 2017 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good...

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Thumbnail cross 1 credit unsplash cna 2 9 16 Indiana mayor draws criticism for renaming Good Friday

Indianapolis, Ind., Nov 22, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Critics say an Indiana mayor's decision to rename the city's Good Friday holiday in...

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Thumbnail papal preacher raniero cantalamessa after giving the homily during good fridays passion liturgy on april 18 2014 credit lauren cater cna cna Papal preacher slams 'curse' of money-driven corruption

In his homily for Good Friday’s Passion liturgy, papal preacher Raniero Cantalamessa decried the poisonous actions of those who exploit others for...

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Thumbnail pope francis leads pilgrims in the stations of the cross at coliseum for good friday on april 18 2014 credit daniel ibanez cna cna Pope leads thousands in Stations of the Cross reflections

Following his celebration of the liturgy commemorating the Lord's Passion, Pope Francis led pilgrims in the traditional prayer of the Stations of...

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Thumbnail easter vigil mass la 1 The days of Holy Week

The Universal Church is preparing to enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery of our Lord as Lent ends and Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday....

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Thumbnail christian de cherge The understanding and compassion of Good Friday

As Jesus is being crucified he utters these words: “Forgive them, they know not what they do.” It is not easy to say these words and it is perhaps...

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Thumbnail easter sunday mass The Way of the Cross: A rich source of grace and mercy

On Good Friday, March 25, following the 3 p.m. Liturgy of the Passion at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the 10th annual Via Crucis — Way...

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Thumbnail fr cantalamessa holy friday cna size True martyrs die in prayer – not with clenched fists, papal preacher says

In his homily for the celebration of the Passion of Our Lord on Good Friday, papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa called for a spirit of...

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