Solemnity of the Ascension

Regina Caeli Address: Solemnity of the Ascension on the Seventh Sunday of Easter ‘The Feast of the Ascension Tells us that Jesus Is Still and Always Among Us’ Pope Francis Announces Special Year of Laudato Si’ Introduces Special Prayer for all the Faithful Regina...

The Margarine of Unreality

Happy Sunday after Ascension Day! I have had a busy day. First I read and marked up student stories. Then I taught the students over Skype. (Subjects: theme, tone and mood.) Next I put my computer on the prepared sofa table, plunked a mantilla on my head and watched...

One word reveals the amazing implications of the Ascension

Because today I am writing for the Catholic Herald in the UK, and not for the Catholic Herald of the Diocese of Madison, where I live, I will quite properly ignore the ridiculous (the transfer of Ascension Thursday, celebrated on Thursday since the 4th century, to...

Regina Caeli: Pope Notes World Day of Social Communications

After praying the Regina Caeli on May 24, 2020, Pope Francis reminded listeners around the world that it is World Day of Social Communications. “Observed today is the World Day of Social Communications, dedicated this year to the subject of narration,” the ope said....

Regina Caeli: Pope Offers Special Prayers for China’s Catholics

Pope Francis on May 24, 2020, offered prayers for the Catholic faithful in China and assured them of the support of the universal Church. In China, today is the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians and Patroness of China. The Holy Father’s comments...

Were the Apostles Sad at the Ascension?

By John Clark | When we imagine the Apostles watching Jesus ascend through the clouds into the heavens, the event of Our Lord’s Ascension might strike us as a rather sad event.     After all, the Apostles had spent three years… Read the Whole Article at its...

7 Things Pope Francis Wants You to Know About Jesus' Ascension

By Jimmy Akin | Whether your diocese celebrates the Ascension of Christ on Thursday or Sunday, the time is upon us. In 2013, Pope Francis gave an explanation of the Ascension, what it means, and how it affects our lives. Here… Read the Whole Article at its...