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From fearing the worst to discovering light

From fearing the worst to discovering light

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New poll finds sharp decline in US church membership since 1999

New poll finds sharp decline in US church membership since 1999

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Aleteia sets the soundtrack to your Easter

Aleteia sets the soundtrack to your Easter

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Here we are at Holy Saturday at last. We've all made it through the toil of Lent and soon we will be in the jubilant season of Easter! To reward ourselves for our well-attended dev...

Not feeling much Easter joy? Here are some Bible passages to help

Not feeling much Easter joy? Here are some Bible passages to help

aleteia.org     14+ hour, 55+ min ago

With Easter upon us we should be feeling pretty joyous. After all things don't get much more jubilant than the resurrection of Jesus Christ! But while this is a joyful time of year...

In images: Holy Week around the world

In images: Holy Week around the world

aleteia.org     14+ hour, 55+ min ago

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and is traditionally a week of somber reflection on the events preceding Jesus' death. Included in Holy Week are Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy...

Two teens made fun of me for nursing my daughter     here   s how I handled it

Two teens made fun of me for nursing my daughter here s how I handled it

aleteia.org     14+ hour, 55+ min ago

I was the library with my two children recently, and one was occupied at the craft table when the baby started to get restless. No problem -- there was a chair in the corner of the...

Why Holy Saturday has always been a day of prayer and silence

Why Holy Saturday has always been a day of prayer and silence

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What kind of stone sealed Jesus    tomb?

What kind of stone sealed Jesus tomb?

aleteia.org     14+ hour, 55+ min ago

Most popular depictions of Jesus' burial and resurrection show a large circular stone that was rolled in front of Jesus' tomb. Did that really happen? According to archaeological ...

Founder of L   Arche Community goes into hospice care

Founder of L Arche Community goes into hospice care

aleteia.org     1+ day, 45+ min ago

Jean Vanier is 90; the work he established has brought community to thousands with mental and physical disabilities The 90-year-old founder of L'Arche Community and Faith and Ligh...

Homily from Vatican   s Good Friday Celebration of the Passion

Homily from Vatican s Good Friday Celebration of the Passion

aleteia.org     1+ day ago

Here is Father Raniero Cantalamessa's homily from the Good Friday service held at St. Peter's, led by Pope Francis. Father Cantalamessa is the preacher of the pontifical household....

Bishop Robert Evans    inspiring reflection on what it means to be a priest

Bishop Robert Evans inspiring reflection on what it means to be a priest

aleteia.org     1+ day ago

We share in the Great Commission to give to simple folk what no government or university or business can give, but only a priest can give: Jesus Christ and his bride, the Church. ...

Exclusive Photos: As I have loved you   Holy Thursday in the South Bronx

Exclusive Photos: As I have loved you Holy Thursday in the South Bronx

aleteia.org     1+ day ago

Meet the Death Row prisoner who discovered a "saint sleeping within his soul" A rare peek at the celebration of the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Friary where the Franciscan Fr...

What does the word    Golgotha    mean?

What does the word Golgotha mean?

aleteia.org     1+ day ago

In almost all of the Gospel narratives, Jesus is crucified at a placed called "Golgotha." It is a strange word, one that is not easy to understand. The Gospel writer plainly tells...

Analyzing art: Rembrandt   s powerful    Christ before Pilate

Analyzing art: Rembrandt s powerful Christ before Pilate

aleteia.org     1+ day ago

The theater in which the tragic scene unfolds is a stone-paved Roman courtyard, teeming with life. The indefinable Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669) has made his mark in history more...

How the traditional craft of patchwork can improve your life

How the traditional craft of patchwork can improve your life

aleteia.org     1+ day ago

Meet the Death Row prisoner who discovered a "saint sleeping within his soul" Most of us are familiar with patchwork, whether it's thanks to a handmade quilted bedspread passed do...

Why is there no Mass and only a    service    on Good Friday?

Why is there no Mass and only a service on Good Friday?

aleteia.org     1+ day ago

One of the most fascinating days in the liturgical calendar is Good Friday. On the day that honors the Passion and death of Jesus, the Church abstains from offering a Mass. Instea...

The isle of Iona, birthplace of Christianity in Scotland

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There are few locations that have caused so many non-believers to question their non-beliefs. At just over three square miles, Iona is less than a fifth the size of Manhattan. In terms of religious s...

Teens sing exquisite lullaby to those lost through abortion at Illinois state house

Teens sing exquisite lullaby to those lost through abortion at Illinois state house

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Teens sing exquisite lullaby to those lost through abortion at Illinois state house The youngsters from St. John Cantius united with the Crusaders for Life -- a grassroots movemen...

Notre Dame will get temporary wooden church to accommodate the faithful

Notre Dame will get temporary wooden church to accommodate the faithful

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Catholics who wish to go to Mass at Notre Dame in Paris may not have to wait five years until the fire-ravaged cathedral is rebuilt. An "ephemeral cathedral" made of wood will be ...

Bishop Barron: Pain is not metaphysically basic

Bishop Barron: Pain is not metaphysically basic

aleteia.org     1+ day ago

Once we understand that God's love is more powerful than suffering, we have lost, at least in principle, the motivation to sin. I write these words on Holy Thursday, as the Christ...

Pope washes prisoners    feet, encourages them to be brothers in service

Pope washes prisoners feet, encourages them to be brothers in service

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

For the fifth year, Pope Francis has celebrated the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper at a prison, this year one south of Rome at Velletri. The Holy Father gave his homily o...

Chaplain who saved Eucharist in Notre Dame gave Benediction before he left the flames

Chaplain who saved Eucharist in Notre Dame gave Benediction before he left the flames

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

Meet the Death Row prisoner who discovered a "saint sleeping within his soul" The hero firefighter chaplain who saved the Crown of Thorns and the Blessed Sacrament from Notre Dame...

France to launch competition for redesign of Notre Dame spire

France to launch competition for redesign of Notre Dame spire

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the competition would give the 850-year-old building "a spire suited to the techniques and challenges of our time." The response to Monday's f...

Benedict XVI   s reflection on the theology behind Gothic cathedrals

Benedict XVI s reflection on the theology behind Gothic cathedrals

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

Benedict XVI's reflection on the theology behind Gothic cathedrals At the general audience of November 18, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the theological background of cathe...

Fr. James V. Schall, S.J., noted political philosopher, dead at 91

Fr. James V. Schall, S.J., noted political philosopher, dead at 91

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

Meet the Death Row prisoner who discovered a "saint sleeping within his soul" Longtime Georgetown professor remembered for his erudition, love of teaching and prolific output Fr....

What   s the difference between the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane?

What s the difference between the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane?

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

The Mount of Olives is part of a mountain range that separates Jerusalem from the Judaean desert. This particular "mountain" is the central peak, and resembles a large rocky hill. ...

   God saved me,    says a cardinal who was tortured and condemned to death

God saved me, says a cardinal who was tortured and condemned to death

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

Meet the Death Row prisoner who discovered a "saint sleeping within his soul" He suffered persecution under the communist regime in Albania. He's 91 years old, he lives in Floren...

The quick guide to forming better habits

The quick guide to forming better habits

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

During Lent, chances are that most of us have engaged in some healthy self-examination in our attempt to prepare for our celebration of the Lord's Passion, death, and resurrection....

10 Good Friday traditions from around the world

10 Good Friday traditions from around the world

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

As we prepare to mark the day that Christ was put to death, we wanted to take a look at the various Good Friday traditions around the world. While many Catholics honor Jesus by per...

5 Tips for Good Friday from Catholics who live their faith amid persecution

5 Tips for Good Friday from Catholics who live their faith amid persecution

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

Religious freedom was gained immigrating to America, but the intensity of devotion was somewhat lost. In his encyclical Ut Unum Sint, Pope St. John Paul II wrote that "the Church ...

7 Classics you should read to your children before they are seven

7 Classics you should read to your children before they are seven

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

"If you want a child to know the truth, tell him the truth. If you want a child to love the truth, tell him a story." -Andrew Peterson Humans need stories. In addition to the many...

Visit the    little    Notre Dame Cathedral in Kentucky to feel closer to France

Visit the little Notre Dame Cathedral in Kentucky to feel closer to France

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

There is a hidden gem in the small town of Covington, Kentucky, which has become an invaluable destination for faithful in light of the recent tragedy that befell Notre Dame Cathed...

10 Reasons we know Christ rose from the dead

10 Reasons we know Christ rose from the dead

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What is the Chrism Mass and why is it important?

What is the Chrism Mass and why is it important?

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

Among the many liturgies celebrated during Holy Week, the Chrism Mass is one that few Catholics ever participate in. This is because the liturgy is always celebrated at the cathedr...

The whole Church is thanking the Paris firefighters, says pope

The whole Church is thanking the Paris firefighters, says pope

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the people of France in the wake of the terrible fire that destroyed much of Notre Dame Cathedral. He also has told those who risked th...

In your personal agonies, remember this lesson Jesus taught

In your personal agonies, remember this lesson Jesus taught

aleteia.org     2+ day ago

We all go through our own personal "Agony in the Garden" moments -- nothing compared to Our Lord's of course, but miserable all the same. After the Last Supper Jesus enters the ga...

The Notre Dame fire: what was saved and what was lost

The Notre Dame fire: what was saved and what was lost

aleteia.org     3+ day ago

Of the 13th-century stained glass windows that were saved, the cathedral's spokesman said, "It's a bit of a miracle, we are very relieved." "A scene from a bombing" is how it was ...

The    grandest church in the Far East    is in the heart of Catholic China

The grandest church in the Far East is in the heart of Catholic China

aleteia.org     3+ day ago

The history of Shanghai's St. Ignatius Church begins at the start of the 20th century, when the Chinese port city of Shanghai was a thriving financial center with an active communi...

3 Quick exercises to build into your day when you   re too busy to work out

3 Quick exercises to build into your day when you re too busy to work out

aleteia.org     3+ day ago

We all have full schedules, but taking advantage of brief moments can keep you more fit than you think! When properly executed, the plank is the single most effective core exercis...

Notre Dame   s rose windows survived the fire

Notre Dame s rose windows survived the fire

aleteia.org     3+ day ago

The three glorious rose windows adorning Paris' Cathedral of Notre Dame seem to have survived the great fire that destroyed the church's roof Monday evening. "From what I can see,...

Here   s the genius invention that helped save the interior of Notre Dame

Here s the genius invention that helped save the interior of Notre Dame

aleteia.org     3+ day ago

Now that the fire is out and we know that many of Notre Dame's precious relics have been saved, we can marvel at the 400 pompiers -- or firefighters as we call them in English -- w...

Read these Psalms as if Jesus were saying them during Holy Week

Read these Psalms as if Jesus were saying them during Holy Week

aleteia.org     3+ day ago

Even though the Psalms were written thousands of years before the birth of Jesus Christ, many of them receive a new spiritual dimension when prayed from his perspective. This is no...

How did the early Christians celebrate the final days of Holy Week?

How did the early Christians celebrate the final days of Holy Week?

aleteia.org     3+ day ago

The Sacred Triduum, the final three days of Holy Week, constitute the holiest days of the entire liturgical calendar. These days contain the most elaborate liturgies of the Catholi...

22 Positive things you should say to your children

22 Positive things you should say to your children

aleteia.org     3+ day ago

Helping our children build self-confidence is a vital task, and it's relatively simple to do so on a daily basis. It's not about inflating their ego and vanity, but letting them kn...


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