We give glory to You, Lord, who raised up Your cross to span the jaws of death like a bridge by which souls might pass from the region of the dead to the land of the living. We give glory to You who put on the body of a single mortal man and made it the source of life for every other mortal man. – St. Ephrem of Edessa Ultimately, in the battle against lies and violence, truth and love have no other…
Your Guide To Holy Week
In the first century, the early Christians celebrated every Sunday in commemoration of the resurrection
A guide to observing Holy Week
Palm Sunday Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday. The Church recalls Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem with a procession of palms and reads the account of his Passion. All are welcome to attend a special Palm Sunday Mass for the Deaf Community, celebrated by Bishop Robert J. Cunningham, on Saturday, April 13, at Christ the King Retreat House and Conference Center, 500 Brookford Rd., Syracuse. Mass will begin at 5 p.m. and a dinner will follow. The event is free to attend. Please RSVP…
How was your first Holy Week?
Being one of the newer kids on the Casa playground, I have been asked how my first Holy Week was. The question is always punctuated with an almost mischievous smile, as if they already know that my life... Read More
Holy Week for Kids: 10 Holy Week Activities Free Printable
Looking for some Holy Week activities? This post has a free printable Holy Week Activities for Families! There are two versions of the printable, making it a perfect supplement for Holy Week for kids and families of many denominations.
Why Is Wednesday of Holy Week Called Spy Wednesday?
Why is the Wednesday of Holy Week known as Spy Wednesday? It's a reference to Judas. Find out more in this article.
Fr. Dawood Lamey 20 Guidelines For Holy Week: English + Arabic
Fr. Dawood Lamey’s Guidelines To Benefit From Holy Week Do your best to attend as many Paschas as you can. It is imperative to be near Jesus, especially this week, just like Saint John and Saint Mary. Try to limit your talk as much as possible in order to avoid committing any sin with your...
Is Your Liturgy Like What Vatican II Intended?
Although in recent years much has been done to spread an accurate knowledge of the teaching of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, we ...
Why is there Holy Water at the door of the church?
Bishop Christopher Coyne tells you Everything You Wanted To Know About Catholic Liturgy (but were afraid to ask).
Power of the Holy Spirit in Why Catholic?
Fr. Mark Bishop talks about the challenges of combined parishes and how Why Catholic? has brought them together. By the power of the Holy Spirit, they now wo...
7 Tips for Keeping the "Holy" in First Holy Communion
How do you make this special Sacrament about more than a First Communion Dress? We have 7 Tips to Keep the Day Holy and joyful.
Why Do Catholics Bless Themselves with Holy Water?
When you walk into the church, you dip your fingers into the holy water font and then make the sign of the cross. But why do you do that? Why do Catholics use holy water in their worship and their devotional life? * * * * * …
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Why Are Catholic Priests Male? The Sacrament of Holy Orders
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What is the Holy Spirit?
www.catholic.com/ Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin explains the disadvantages of using natural analogies to explain the Holy Spirit to chi...
What is the Liturgy of the Hours? The Most Important Prayer You Don't Know
The daily prayer of the Church most Catholics are hardly aware of.
The Holy Spirit & Mary: Lessons for Pentecost
She, who at the start of the Redemption gave us her Son, now by her most powerful intercession obtained for the newborn Church the prodigious Pentecostal outpouring of the Spirit of the Divine Redeemer who had already been given on the Cross. –Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, 29 June 1943 Mary is our sure path to …
What did we miss?
As we enter into the liturgy of Holy Week, we are called to weep in community, and then to rejoice with one glorious voice.