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  • 8 Things You Need to Know About Easter Sunday April 21, 2019
    By Jimmy Akin | Note: This article originally appeared on March 30, 2013.   The great day is finally here: Easter, the most important day of the Christian calendar. More important even than Christmas. What happened on this...
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  • Pope Francis’ Easter Vigil Homily 2019 — Full Text April 20, 2019
    By POPE FRANCIS | At 8.30pm this evening, the Holy Father celebrated the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica, during which he administered the sacraments of Christian initiation to eight catechumens...
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  • On Holy Saturday, Our Lady Stands Without Her Son and Savior April 20, 2019
    By Angelo Stagnaro | I recall an acquaintance once insisting to me that there is as much evidence the Buddha was born of a virgin as was Christ. First, this is perfect nonsense as the Buddha's story of being born of a virgin...
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  • 7 Traditional Easter Recipes From Around the World April 20, 2019
    By Alexandra Greeley | Holy Week, the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, is the most reverential time of the Christian calendar. For Catholics around the world, this week inspires...
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  • “Three Days and Three Nights?” April 20, 2019
    By Jimmy Akin | In Matthew 12:40, Jesus says: Just as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. This has widely—and...
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  • A Tale of Two Cities’ Cathedrals April 20, 2019
    By K.V. Turley | The fires that burned brightly at Notre-Dame de Paris were matched by the vivid resolve of French politicians and civic leaders that from the ashes this great cathedral will rise once more. Across the channel...
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  • How the Crown of Thorns Ended Up at Notre Dame Cathedral April 20, 2019
    By Sandra McDevitt | During the recent tragic fire in Notre Dame Cathedral one of the relics rescued was the Crown of Thorns. It one of the most revered of Christian relics having been worn by Our...
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  • The Easter Vigil Sheds Light — Ever Ancient, Ever New — on the Pascal Celebration April 20, 2019
    By Joseph O’Brien | A 2015 Harris Poll on the popularity of holidays found that only 3% of the general population ranked Easter as their favorite, while Christmas had the top spot in the poll, with...
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  • Becoming Catholic in a Time of Scandal: An Episcopal Priest’s Journey of Grace April 20, 2019
    By Peter Jesserer Smith | Why would a high-ranking priest in the Episcopal Church decide with his family to come into full communion with the Catholic Church? This comes at a time when a recent poll...
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  • 21st-Century Passion Play: The Fight for the Unborn April 20, 2019
    By Michael Warsaw | As we prepare to re-enter the passion, death and resurrection of Our Lord this Holy Week and Easter, it’s interesting to note that the greatest moral evil of our time is taking center...
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