I am the man, Thomas, I am the man; Look at these nail scars here in my hands. Jesus didn’t utter those words, as far as we know, during his post-Resurrection encounter with St. Thomas […]
Today is the Feast of St. Richard of Chichester (+1262), who defended the rights of the Church against the state. I am reminded of a limerick which my old, late pastor, Msgr. Richard Schuler used to cite: There was an … Read More →
Photo by Bree Dail.
Rome Newsroom, Apr 3, 2021 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis has sent a video message to the Philippines to mark the 500 year anniversary of the first Mass on Philippine soil on Easter Sunday.
“Give thanks for the gift of faith. Thank God for the people who have given you faith and for the people to whom you will transmit the faith, renewing the desire to evangelize, to reach others and bring them the hope and joy of the Gospel,” the pope said in the video sent on April 4.
Fr. Pedro de Valderrama offered the first Catholic Mass in the Philippines on Easter Sunday in 1521 on the island of Limasawa.
#ASonnetADay – SONNET 137. “Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes…” (Our Lady of Vulcan is back, in honor of @SirPatStew who started these sonnet days.) pic.twitter.com/z1nQChDnB3 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 3, 2021
The coffin of slain Officer Eric Talley rests before the altar during the March 29 funeral Mass at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.
Vatican City, Apr 3, 2021 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Here is the full text of the Easter Vigil homily of Pope Francis, delivered April 3 at St. Peter’s Basilica.
The women thought they would find a body to anoint; instead they found an empty tomb. They went to mourn the dead; instead they heard a proclamation of life.
For this reason, the Gospel tells us, the women “were seized with trembling and amazement” (Mk 16:8). Full of fear, trembling, and full of amazement. A fear mingled with joy that took their hearts by surprise when they saw the great stone before the tomb rolled away and inside a young man in a white robe.