At the Easter Vigil April 3, Jessica Rutherford became a full member of the Catholic Church, receiving the sacraments in the same school where she first began learning about Catholicism.
Though a secular Easter basket is often filled with chocolates and jellybeans, the contents found within a Polish Easter basket hold deeper religious meanings.
Pope Francis on Easter offered consolation to all those still struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and he urged speeding up production of COVID-19 vaccines amid global delays and ensuring they reach the poorest countries.
Much like Thanksgiving, Easter does not have hundreds of songs to help commemorate the holiday. While there’s no “White Christmas” or “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” there is “Easter Parade” and “Here Comes Peter Cottontail,” along with dozens of sacred songs that celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.
A Christian life should be filled with amazement — astonishment at the son of God suffering and dying for humanity and awe at realizing how precious and loved people are in his eyes, Pope Francis said.
Celebrating Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis said the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to practice mercy toward the poor and those who are suffering, particularly in the aftermath.
It’s a Holy Week like no other. No in-person Masses, Holy Thursday processions to the altar of repose, communal veneration of the cross, or gathering with fellow parishioners outside, in the dark, faces lit by fire as the Easter Vigil begins.
Express your faith through art with the theme: Christ is Risen.
That spirit was on display at The Tablet’s 12th annual Christ Is Risen Easter art contest on May 15 in Dyker Heights. The awards ceremony, co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Archbishop John Hughes Council No. 481, was held at the council’s center.
This day, as we commemorate the Resurrection of the Christ, we are reminded that life and goodness have the final victory in God’s cosmic design, as well as in every individual soul that places its trust in Him. Carrying our burdens with eyes fixed on Him, feeling the nearness of death yet rejecting its tempting despair, we taste the glory of this present feast in all of its refreshing goodness.