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What You Should Know About ‘The Curse of La Llorona’

By Patti Armstrong | As a little girl growing up in Taos, New Mexico, Monica Cogan sat on her Catholic grandmother’s lap and listened to stories of Spanish folklore. “They usually had lessons attached,” she explained.  One of...

A Tale of Two Cities’ Cathedrals

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...

Sri Lanka Easter Church and Hotel Bombings Kill at Least 200

By Catholic News Agency | COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - At least 200 people were killed in explosions Easter morning, detonated in churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Hundreds more are reportedly...

8 Things You Need to Know About Easter Sunday

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...

Pope Francis’ Easter Vigil Homily 2019 — Full Text

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...

On Holy Saturday, Our Lady Stands Without Her Son and Savior

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...

7 Traditional Easter Recipes From Around the World

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...

“Three Days and Three Nights?”

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...

How the Crown of Thorns Ended Up at Notre Dame Cathedral

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...

Guide to Easter: Rejoicing in the Resurrection

By Claire Dwyer | Learn more about Holy Week, Easter & Divine Mercy Sunday in our feature pdf.