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      The Last Words of Pope Saint John Paul II

      On this Holy Saturday, as come to the end of a long and difficult Lent for so many, these final messages of Pope Saint...

      A Meditation for Good Friday: How To Undo the Effects of Sin?

      Cardinal Newman, now Saint John Henry Newman, was a towering figure of nineteenth-century Catholicism who is almost universally admired. I say “almost” because not...

      The Easter Triduum According to Three Popes

      At the end of Holy Week we celebrate the Easter Triduum, the days from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter...

      Pope Benedict’s Last Holy Thursday

      (Here is Pope Benedict's homily for April 5th, 2012, for the Mass of the Last Supper...one year before he made his own 'exodus' from...

      Climbing the Mountain of Carmel: What is Carmelite Theology?

      If you google - or better yet visit - the Carmel of Lisieux, you will find a small French baroque mid-ceiling chapel connected by...

      Preaching Christ Crucified

      Go into most Protestant churches and you may find a cross, but you will not find a crucifix located anywhere. Go into any Catholic...

      Palm and Passion Sunday

      And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom, and the earth shook, and the rocks were split...
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      John Paul II and Passion Sunday

      "Christ became obedient for us even to death, death on the Cross. Therefore God raised him on high and gave him a name above...

      The Two Passions of J.S. Bach

      As we begin Holy Week with this Passion Sunday, it is fitting to suggest some music to fit the season, here the two settings...

      The Indefatigable Saint Turibius

      Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo (+1606), a missionary bishop of Lima, Peru from 1579 until his death in 1606, is a heroic model for bishops...