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  • Recovering the importance and the lessons of the Ascension

    Recovering the importance and the lessons of the Ascension

    The Easter season begins to conclude with the Ascension of the Lord. Even though in many places the feast day is now moved from its traditional Thursday observance to a Sunday, it’s easy for it to pass without any notice or attention. This is a sad situation, since the Ascension is such an intimate and essential event in Christ’s earthly ministry and in the observance of the Easter season.

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  • Pope: Every man is a story of love that God writes on this earth

    Pope: Every man is a story of love that God writes on this earth

    Jesus “is someone who knows us, sees our pain and disappointment, and who is moved by us and calls us by name,” Pope Francis said during his general audience May 17. “Every man is a story of love that God writes on this earth.”

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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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