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Where Do the Millions of Palms on Palm Sunday Come From?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the arrival of Palm Sunday, Catholics across the globe will soon be handed spiky leaves as they walk into church. Some might fold them into elaborate little crosses. Kids will poke each other with them. But it's safe to...

Is ‘Unplanned’ the ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ of Our Era?

In the 1850s the nation was roiled by the issue of slavery. There had been major political compromises regarding slavery both in the nation’s founding documents and in subsequent congressional legislation. There was an uneasy peace between the...

Christ’s Way of the Cross

Click here for a prayerful meditation: A special Stations of the Cross

Palm Sunday Lesson: Our Lord’s Passion Reflects His Great Love for Us

Sunday, April 14, the Church commemorates Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. Mass readings: Luke 19:28-40; Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22: 8-9, 17-20, 23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56. Today as we celebrate Palm Sunday you might notice a couple of...

Remembering the 21 Coptic Martyrs

The photo was taken in the middle of February 2015 along a beach in Libya. There are 21 men in identical orange jumpsuits being led to their place of execution. Behind each is a man dressed in black, right hand on the back of their captive’s...

Understanding the Thought of Benedict XVI

BENEDICT XVI: HIS LIFE AND THOUGHT By Elio Guerriero Ignatius Press, 2018 706 pages, $34.95 To order: or (800) 651-1531   Author Elio Guerriero wanted to write a book about Benedict XVI that showed a true and moving portrait...

Author Sheds Light on Muslim Belief From a Christian Perspective

The Crucifix on Mecca’s Front Porch By David Pinault Ignatius Press, 2018 439 pages, $22 To order: and (800) 854-6316   Once in a while the Lord turns someone’s heart toward exploring unlikely places and peoples. To most of us,...

White House Goes on Offense Against Abortion by Screening ‘Gosnell’ Movie

WASHINGTON — The White House will host a screening of the movie Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer Friday evening, in a move that earned praise from pro-life groups who argue that it’s a strategic use by the White House of the...

Walking Where Jesus Walked: ‘Holy Stairs’ Reopen to Pilgrims

ROME — For the first time in almost three centuries, the stairs that Jesus is said to have climbed to receive his death sentence from Pontius Pilate are accessible to pilgrims in their original version. Since 1723, at the request of Pope...

TV Picks 04.14.19

SUNDAY, April 14, live Palm Sunday EWTN At 4am Pope Francis will celebrate the solemn Mass of Palm Sunday, with the Angelus after. (Re-airs 8pm.) At 8am will be Palm Sunday Mass With the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word. (Re-airs...