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Holy Thursday and Divine Mercy

As the Sacred Triduum begins Holy Thursday, the Church ponders three interconnected realities: Christ’s washing of the feet of his apostles, instituting the Eucharist, and establishing the priesthood to perpetuate the Eucharist in memory of...

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Former Megachurch Pastors Share the ‘Revolution’ of Catholic Communion

STOCKHOLM — Five years ago, Ulf and Birgitta Ekman surprised the world of evangelical Protestantism by leaving the Swedish megachurch they founded to come into full communion with the Catholic Church. The Ekmans have now written The

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The Church Needs Our Help — Let’s Get to Work

As Catholics around the world continue to reel from seemingly endless revelations of abuses of sex and power, do we want to give the devil another unearned victory? Instead of finding solutions to the crisis, we Catholics are allowing Satan to...

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Man Arrested Entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral with Gasoline

NEW YORK - A man is in custody after he attempted to bring containers of gasoline into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City Wednesday night. A spokesperson from the Archdiocese of New York told CNA that “the individual was stopped as he...

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SDG Reviews ‘Mary Magdalene’: Bible Film Has Good Intentions, Problems

The Gospel of St. Luke is noted for its special attentiveness to the dignity of socially marginal or less empowered figures, including women, the poor, tax collectors and “sinners.” Yet even Luke spares only a single sentence for an eye-opening...

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Easter Joy: Love Triumphs, Even Over Death

Sunday, April 21, is Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord. Mass readings: Acts 10:34, 37-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; John 20:1-9. God’s ways are not our own. In a surprising divine choice, two of...

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Which of Notre Dame's Treasures Were Saved From the Flames?

PARIS - When the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris caught fire Monday, most predicted the worst. It seemed unlikely the structure could survive, or that some of the treasures inside might be saved. Indeed, a full two-thirds of the cathedral’s...

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Changing Hearts and Minds — and Saving Lives: The Good Work of 40 Days for Life

This spring a woman stopped to tell volunteers keeping vigil by the Nashville, Tennesse, abortion business that she didn’t go into the facility a year ago because she saw pro-life people praying outside. Today, she has a 5-month-old baby. Among...

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Journalist Offers an Inside View of Venezuela on the Brink of Collapse

Last month, Cody Weddle, a freelance journalist in Venezuela, was arrested at gunpoint by troops serving the regime of Nicolas Maduro and interrogated with a hood over his head in a white room, before being deported from the country. In this...

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Second Word: “Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise.”

Editor’s Note: The Seven Last Words, taped at EWTN April 11, will be broadcast on Good Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern, hosted by Father Raymond J. de Souza.