“The Truth of the Resurrection” by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Editor’s note: The following excerpt is from Introduction to Christianity (2nd edition) by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Ignatius Press, 1990, 2004; pp. 301-10). ——— To the Christian, faith in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is an expression […] Read the Whole...

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily at the Easter Vigil

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2020 / 03:40 pm (CNA).- Here is the full text of the Easter Vigil homily of Pope Francis, delivered April 11 at St. Peter’s Basilica. “After the Sabbath” (Mt 28:1), the women went to the tomb. This is how the Gospel of this holy Vigil...

Be messengers of life amid death, says Pope Francis at Easter Vigil

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2020 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis urged Christians to be “messengers of life in a time of death” as he celebrated the Easter Vigil in a nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica amid the coronavirus pandemic. In his homily April 11, he said: “How...

The Queen: ‘Easter is not cancelled’

Her Majesty the Queen has urged Britain to take heart from Easter’s message of light overcoming darkness, and to know that coronavirus “will not overcome us”. In her first-ever Easter broadcast, the Queen said that the great feast is not cancelled despite churches...

Pope Francis at Easter Vigil: ‘The Right to Hope’

Saturday often is the neglected day of the Easter Triduum, a day between the Passion of Good Friday and the joyous resurrection of Easter. Pope Francis admitted as much in his homily at Saturday’s Easter Vigil but observed that this year is different. Of course, it...

Virginia bishops condemn Good Friday signing of abortion bill

CNA Staff, Apr 11, 2020 / 02:20 pm (CNA).- Virginia’s Catholic bishops lamented a decision by the state’s governor to sign abortion legislation passed in the Virginia legislature earlier this year. The bishops said it is offensive to pro-life Christians that the...