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Good Friday: “They will look upon him whom they have pierced”


Niccolò dell’Arca’s lament for the dead Christ...
R. Jared Staudt
“God is dead and we have killed him.” Nietzsche is right once a year. The horror of the death of Christ for our sins, marred beyond recognition, and the responsibility we bear for this suffering, should touch us deeply. Although the terror of the death of God gives way to the joy of the Resurrection, the the enduring evidence of the distortion wrought by our sin on the dead Christ continues to move us (as Dostoevsky portrays in The Idiot)...


Did the rooftop bees of Notre Dame survive?


In the image of a fire-gutted Notre Dame, I see myself, and I see the whole Church...
Elizabeth Scalia
I write this just days after watching Paris’ Cathedral of Notre Dame become engulfed by flames and fearing that the most famous and treasured place of worship in all of Christendom after St. Peter’s Basilica would be reduced to stone and ash at the start of Holy Week. Thankfully, the Cathedral is not wholly lost, but as it burned...


Fr. Fournier performing benediction inside the burning Notre-Dame? That gave me chills...


The ‘Seven Last Words’ of Christ on the Cross...
Fr. Raymond de Souza
On Good Friday, Catholics keep the custom of the Via Crucis, the Stations of the Cross. In 2005, for the Stations at the Colosseum in Rome, a dying St. John Paul II had asked Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to compose the meditations. Less than a month before he would be elected as Benedict XVI, Cardinal Ratzinger gave pilgrims a severe and sober assessment of the state of the Church...


Passiontide Chronology: Good Friday...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Jesus was arrested late Thursday evening. The Scriptures recount, They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders and the teachers of the law came together (Mark 14:53). According to Mark’s chronology there was a sham of a trial, based on false evidence and distortions of Jesus’ teachings. According to tradition...


Gallup Poll: U.S. church membership down sharply in past 20 years, hits all-time low in 2018...


In this season of Catholic discontent, the Easter Effect is worth keeping in mind...
George Weigel
Some two millennia ago, a ragtag bunch of nobodies learned what their tortured and executed friend, the rabbi Jesus from Nazareth, meant by “rising from the dead” (Mark 9:9-10) — because they met him again, the same but utterly transformed, as the Risen Lord. The Easter Effect upturned all they had once thought about time...


Holy Thursday and Divine Mercy...


Homily at Holy Thursday Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica...
Pope Francis
The Gospel of Luke, which we just heard, makes us relive the excitement of that moment when the Lord made his own the prophecy of Isaiah, as he read it solemnly in the midst of his people. The synagogue in Nazareth was filled with his relatives, neighbours, acquaintances, friends... and not only. All had their eyes fixed on him...


Inflated Ego Syndrome and the hazards of being a Catholic celebrity...
Jennifer Roback Morse
A recent internet uproar over the behavior of a Catholic celebrity reminded me of an incident from my days as a graduate student in economics. During one class, my labor economics professor scraped his fingernails on the chalkboard. We all grimaced. He looked at the class and said dryly, “Occupational hazard.” Yes, economists really do talk like that...


Here are the plenary indulgences available during Holy Week...


Pope’s Wednesday Audience: “Christ’s glory is found in suffering for love”...


Dear France, this Holy Week, go back to your Mother. This is your home...


Meet the priest who saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns...


Pause a few minutes and listen to Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater...

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MLB umpires missed 34,294 pitch calls in 2018. Time for robo-umps?


The fire will test the quality of each one’s work...
Fr. Victor Feltes
Jesus teaches, “There will be more joy in Heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance. ... I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” I suspect the world’s heartbroken reaction to seeing Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral ablaze resembles how the angels in Heaven mourn the loss of one soul...


Almost 100 abortion workers seek to leave industry after seeing pro-life movie ‘Unplanned’...


Why go to Confession? Here’s why it’s worth it...
Rick Becker
If you’ve ever been hospitalized, you know the indignities of the hospital gown. It’s flimsy and open at the back, which means it’s pretty tough to retain any sense of decency or decorum. It’s all by design, of course, because clinicians — nurses, doctors, surgeons — require ready access to our anatomy in order to assess...


NYTimes says priest braved Notre Dame fire to save “statue of Jesus,” not Blessed Sacrament...
Terry Mattingly
OK, Catholic readers of GetReligion (and you know who you are), we have a solution to a journalism mystery that many noticed in the wave of coverage following the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. The big question raised by The New York Times: What’s the difference between a “statue” of Jesus and a priest carrying the Blessed Sacrament”...


The Readings for Good Friday...
John Bergsma
Every year on Good Friday, we read St. John’s account of the Passion from John 18-19, together with Isaiah 52-53 and Psalm 31. One of the themes that runs through these reading is the Priesthood of Christ. 1. There is priestly language already in the First Reading, from Isaiah 52 & 53, the famous “Suffering Servant” Song


Notre Dame priest: How Blessed Sacrament, Crown of Thorns were saved from fire ...
Edward Pentin
Father Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain to the Paris Fire Brigade, was on his way with a group of military chaplains to a dinner with a local bishop on Holy Monday when they noticed plumes of black smoke towering over the French capital. He looked at his phone and saw many missed messages telling him the cathedral was on fire. The priest...


The readings for Holy Thursday...


Before-and-after photos of Notre Dame Cathedral show fire’s devastation...


Let’s examine the sequence of events on Holy Thursday...


Man arrested entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral with gasoline, lighters...


Jesuit Father James V. Schall dies at age 91...


Pope Benedict’s essay is a summary of his theological quest...


How Judas Iscariot is the Gollum of the Gospels...


Large crowds sing hymns for hours outside Notre-Dame Cathedral (videos inside)...


From the ashes of Notre-Dame: How a burning cathedral rebukes a divided Catholic Church...
Ross Douthat
A first draft of this column was written before flames engulfed the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, before its spire fell in one of the most dreadful live images since Sept. 11, 2001, before a blazing fire went further than any of France’s anticlerical revolutionaries ever dared. My original subject was the latest controversy in Catholicism’s now-years-long Lent...


Notre Dame was more than a cathedral. Let’s pray for its resurrection...


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