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  • How Low Sunday became Divine Mercy Sunday

    How Low Sunday became Divine Mercy Sunday

    The Sunday after Easter was once called Low Sunday, but now we celebrate it as Divine Mercy Sunday. The reason is that after a long 20th century, the human family is in tremendous need of healing and hope, of both receiving mercy and sharing compassion with one another.

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  • The Easter Principle at work in the world

    The Easter Principle at work in the world

    The resurrection had to happen. Jesus Christ couldn’t stay dead. How could we expect to kill the one who was the source of Life itself? This Easter principle means in the long run truth will prevail over lies because lies are, by their very nature, insubstantial and unstable. False ideologies cave in on themselves. A lie has no staying power.

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  • Reading ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in the New Light of Easter

    Reading ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in the New Light of Easter

    Jesuit Father James F. Keenan says Easter week is the perfect time to re-read Pope Francis’s ‘Amoris Laetitia’ – or read it for the first time. He says for Christians, newness is not a contradiction of the past; it’s born from it. The newness of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ brilliantly brings the tradition into the present, for the sake of the future.

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  • Pope says faith is not an ideology, and God is greater than nothingness

    Pope says faith is not an ideology, and God is greater than nothingness

    Speaking during his general audience, Pope Francis said the ministry of St. Paul started from a “conclusive fact, that is not the outcome of a wise man’s reflection”: Jesus died, was buried, and rose again. The pope said Paul was “not an altar boy” and was originally a persecutor of the Church, but his testimony gives witness to the fact that God is “greater than nothingness, and a lighted candle is enough to defeat the darkest of nights.”

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  • At ‘mother of all vigils,’ U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

    At ‘mother of all vigils,’ U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

    Thousands of new Catholics joined the Church in the United States during the “mother of vigils” when catechumens receive the sacraments of initiation. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington reported the number of candidates in nearly 60 dioceses.

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  • India Cardinal celebrates Easter with retired priests

    India Cardinal celebrates Easter with retired priests

    Cardinal Oswald Gracias celebrated Easter morning Mass with the retired priests of the Diocesan Clergy Home in Bandra West, Mumbai. He told the priests he had fond memories of working with them in their various ministries in the Archdiocese of Bombay, and encouraged them in their new “apostolate of prayer and of rest.”

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