April 7, 2023

Purple flowers

Lent with St. Clare: Good Friday

The enormity of Christ offering up his life for us is so great that it will take continual meditation to try and wrap our heads around it. It always will. Clare knew that.
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Rabbi Abraham Skorka of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Pope Francis embrace after visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem May 26, 2014. Rabbi Skorka, now a senior research fellow for Jewish studies and Jewish-Catholic relations at Georgetown University, and Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, sent a joint message to the Jewish community at Passover, which began on the evening of April 5, 2023, and will conclude on the evening of April 13 for Jews outside of Israel. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Passover, Easter offer ‘shared message of hope’

Several U.S. bishops are extending greetings to the Jewish community as its members celebrate Passover (Pesach), which commemorates the divine liberation of the ancient Israelites from enslavement in Egypt as recounted in the book of Exodus.
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Shards of broken pottery

Reach Out with Hope

Reflect St. Dismas is my favorite saint. Tradition tells us that he is the man known as The Good Thief whose story come to us in the Gospel of Luke. Broken and humiliated, he hangs on a cross next to ...
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Saint Francis and the cross

‘By Your Holy Cross’

For St. Francis, meditating on the Passion was a means of uniting himself completely to the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.
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