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March 2018

The best eye-opening experience of history: How God swept in to fix the biggest delusion of all
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March 31, 2018

The best eye-opening experience of history: How God swept in to fix the biggest delusion of all

As we celebrate our Redemption, it's helpful to remember why we needed a Savior in the first place. As we enter this Easter season and celebrate the great gift of our salvation, it can be a useful exercise to go…
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There’s only one way to celebrate Easter, and the early Christians knew it
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March 31, 2018

There’s only one way to celebrate Easter, and the early Christians knew it

Jesus was a living, redeeming, actual Presence among them. When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large. On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side,…
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Why ‘Quo Vadis’ is the epic Easter film you need to see
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March 31, 2018

Why ‘Quo Vadis’ is the epic Easter film you need to see

The film reminds us how Christianity started, and prompts us to ask "Where are we going?" Ben-Hur (1959) is widely considered the finest biblical epic of Hollywood’s golden age. It won 11 Academy Awards (including Best Picture), and even claimed the…
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Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant: All are Christians and all are being martyred
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March 31, 2018

Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant: All are Christians and all are being martyred

Ecumenism of blood is the most profound way to reconcile us: Cardinal Ouellet. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, presided this week over a prayer vigil at the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome in…
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The most beautiful and enigmatic song of Holy Week
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March 31, 2018

The most beautiful and enigmatic song of Holy Week

This piece of music was only performed in the Sistine Chapel for a small, privileged group ... until Mozart came on the scene. It’s one of the most beautiful musical compositions, performed—especially in Rome—during Holy Week. It’s the “Miserere mei,…
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Mass at Dawn: A beautiful Easter tradition
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March 31, 2018

Mass at Dawn: A beautiful Easter tradition

This Mass commemorates the moment when Jesus' tomb is found empty. In the Gospel narrative, Jesus rises from the dead early on Sunday morning. There is no mention of the exact time when Jesus rose, but he has already left…
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Allow St. Therese to introduce you to Our Lady of the Smile
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March 31, 2018

Allow St. Therese to introduce you to Our Lady of the Smile

The Queen of Heaven looked tenderly on the future saint when she was only 10 years old. St. Therese was born January 2, 1873. When she was 10 years old, the “Little Flower” miraculously recovered from an unknown and life-threatening…
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Do we know what hope really feels like?
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March 31, 2018

Do we know what hope really feels like?

Most of us, I think, spend a lot more time on Holy Saturday than we realize ... The Triduum is always a rather full few days for those who are trying to live liturgically. You’ve got the Mass of the…
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Here’s a step-by-step guide to the Easter Vigil
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March 31, 2018

Here’s a step-by-step guide to the Easter Vigil

The most beautiful liturgy of the year, explained in a brief guide. The entire liturgical year culminates in the Easter Vigil, an ancient liturgy celebrated on the night before Easter Sunday. It was initially an all-night vigil that started in…
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AND TODAY WE CELEBRATE... (SATURDAY, MARCH 31) The Blessed Virgin Mary ~ Our Lady of Solitude, Holy Saturday
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March 31, 2018

AND TODAY WE CELEBRATE… (SATURDAY, MARCH 31) The Blessed Virgin Mary ~ Our Lady of Solitude, Holy Saturday

+ On Holy Saturday, a day when the world is silent with expectation, the Church remembers the sorrow of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she mourned the death of her Son. + In honoring Mary as “Our Lady of Solitude,”…
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