This Holy Saturday: Social Distancing, Solitude, Healing

Msgr. Luigi Giussani claims that “the only condition for being truly and faithfully religious…is to live always the real intensely.”i This line stays with me in these solitary days, when “the real” has become surreal. […] Read the Whole Article at its Original...

At Via Crucis, Pope Francis prays for those serving the suffering

Vatican City, Apr 10, 2020 / 03:50 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed for those who are serving the suffering as he presided at the Stations of the Cross in a deserted St. Peter’s Square on Good Friday evening. At the conclusion of the Stations, the pope prayed: “O God,...

Evelyn Waugh and the Mass of the Ages

I was struck as I finished up reading over a small volume of letters by the great English writer Evelyn Waugh, author of such treasures as Brideshead Revisited, Love Among the Ruins, A Handful of Dust and numerous others, that this was the day he died, on April 10th,...

Good Friday and the Mirror of the Cross

The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquity (Is. 53:11).⧾ Read the Whole Article at its Original Source

Holy Father Leads Stations of the Cross in St. Peter’s Square

Pope Francis on the evening of Good Friday let the Via Crucis, the stations of the cross, in the courtyard of St. Peter’s Basilica. As with all Holy Week services this year, the event did not include crowds of the faithful as in past years, this in light of the...

'I am close to the People of God': Pope startles host with call on live TV

Vatican City, Apr 10, 2020 / 01:20 pm (CNA).- “I am close, I am close to you all,” Pope Francis said on Good Friday, making a surprise call-in to a live Italian television program. “Good evening, Lorena. How are you?” the pope said to the visibly surprised host of a...