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HOLY THURSDAY: What is the foot washing ceremony and why does it matter?

Why did Jesus wash the Disciples' feet? It seems like such a humiliating task, yet it's also personal, almost intimate. That Jesus performed this task as one of His last acts on Earth delivers an important message of how we are supposed to be as Christians. Are we willing to wash the feet of our neighbors?

Holy Thursday: He Loves to the End

Jesus Christ has loved us to the very end. There is great spiritual profit to be found in meditating on those words. They might give the impression that Christ has loved us, and now that he has done that, it is over. But it is not over. It is not simply that Christ has loved; it is that he continually, constantly and permanently loves. He also loves in us and through us. Jesus loves because He Is Love. Jesus heals, because he is the Love Who Heals. He gives himself to us because ...

Footwashing, the Holy Thursday Mandatum: God is Love and Love is a Verb

As we enter into these three days, the one day, we make this mystery our own. No mere spectators in this Act of Love we become participants. We who bear the name "Christian" are to pick up that basin and towel, to climb upon that Cross and learn to live the Way of Love in service. Our faith and love are to be active and incarnate. Jesus washes his disciples feet, using our hands. We make the mystery real in a world that awaits the fullness of redemption. God is Love and ...

Happy Priest on Holy Thursday, Eucharist, Holiness and Priesthood

Transubstantiation means "change of substance," or "change of reality." When the priest repeats the words that Jesus spoke at the Last Supper, the bread is no longer bread and the wine is no longer wine. Instead, the entire substance of the bread and the entire substance of the wine have been changed into the substance of The Body and Blood of Christ.

Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Church and the Sacraments

We will soon commemorate Good Friday. The is the day when the whole world stands still. We will recall the great Sacrifice offered on the second tree on Golgotha's Hill. There, the one St. Paul calls the New Adam (1 Cor.15), in the perfect obedience of love, did for us what we could not do on our own. There, Heaven was wed to earth. There, we were freed from the power of sin and death.

Movie star and devout Catholic, Mark Wahlberg shares special heartfelt message on Palm Sunday

Actor Mark Wahlberg, who has always been proud of his Catholic faith, recognizes the need to keep the faith alive during this time of uncertainty.

Coronavirus, Crucifixion, Resurrection

The coronavirus is not a punishment from God.

Fr. Frank Pavone responds to Catholics for Choice

Catholics for Choice, an organization that is in no way Catholic and is certainly not sanctioned by the Catholic Church, has taken offense at my recent opinion piece in The Hill that concerned one of the briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court's Louisiana abortion case June Medical Services vs. Russo.

Celebrate Sunday Mass With Bishop Strickland - Palm Sunday - 4.5.20

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