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Highlights from Misericordiae Vultus

More details are starting to emerge about the Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis recently announced.

Christos anesti!

Christ is Risen!

Updates from Rome and Asia

The Triduum is in full swing and Pope Francis’ schedule is as hectic as ever.

Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica

“The Lord washes us and cleanses us of all the dirt our feet have accumulated in following him.”

Pope Francis On What Makes a ‘Good Easter’

The pope said the great mystery of Easter is that “the stone of pain is rolled back, leaving room for hope.”

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The Humility of Holy Week

Pope Francis’ call to follow Christ’s life of humility extends to us all.

A Jubilee Year of Mercy

There has been little talk in Catholic news about Pope Francis’ recent announcement of a jubilee year of mercy. Perhaps it’s because no one knows what to expect, except the unexpected!

Vatican Confirms Pope’s Holy Thursday Plans

Pope Francis will visit a prison in Rome to wash the feet of inmates of Maundy Thursday, the Vatican has announced.

Liturgy in the Era of a Jesuit Pope by Andrew Cameron-Mowat, SJ

In the latest issue of Music and Liturgy, Andrew Cameron-Mowat, SJ reflects on the topic of liturgy in the era of a Jesuit pope. Cameron-Mowat is a member of the British province of Jesuits and has extensive experience teaching and researching in the fields of sacramental theology and liturgy.

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First Commandment of Parish Life: Closeness to People, Pope Says

Speaking to the parish council of a church on the eastern outskirts of Rome Sunday evening, Francis emphasized the difficult situations many people are living when offering advice to the council about how to go about their work.