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Among the many beautiful and significant places of Jerusalem is undoubtedly the Via Dolorosa, or Way of the Cross, the way that Jesus walked, carrying his cross, and headed for Golgotha, the place of his crucifixion. This route starts from the Fortress Antonia, a building that once stood at the north side of the Temple of Jerusalem, considered ...read more
Celebrant and Homilist: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB The Sunday Mass hosted by Passionist Communications in New York City Click here to Watch Fr. Thomas Rosica’s insightful homily on the Parable of the Prodigal Son. ...read more
Pilgrims walk across a tidal causeway while carrying crosses during the final leg of the Northern Cross pilgrimage to Holy Island in northern England. For more than 30 years Christians have taken part in the pilgrimage to Holy Island, walking through Northumberland and along the Scottish border during Holy Week. (CNS photo/David Moir, Reuters) (March ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Cheridan Sanders chats with Dr. Josephine Lombardi about her latest book, Experts in Humanity: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing.   ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis continues to reflect on Mercy during his weekly General Audience, the Local Church in Islamabad is hoping to declare Shahbaz Bhatti a martyr, and Cardinal Turkson to give talk on Pope’s latest encyclical at Rotman School of Management in Toronto. ...read more
In 2011 we asked the same question. That time it was about Iraqi Christians. Today the world’s attention is on Syria. It’s very hard to keep track of numbers, but in Syria alone, since the beginning of the war, more than half the Christians have been directly affected. On the one hand, why shouldn’t they ...read more
Every step of our pilgrimage in the Holy Land has left us in awe not only because of the historical and spiritual dimensions of the holy places we visit and which commemorate the life of Jesus but also because of the beauty of the landscape that surrounds us. On March 1, 2016, after having navigated the ...read more
On Saturday, February 27, 2016, we drove to Nazareth from our residence on the Mount of Beatitudes to visit the site of Mary’s home and where Jesus lived as a child. But first we stopped off at Nazareth Village, a complete replica of what the small Nazarene village would have been looked like over two thousand years ago. We ...read more
Inmates hold a “pabasa” inside a jail in the Makati financial district in Manila, Philippines. The pabasa is a rendition of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus through songs and chants and is widely practiced during Lent in the largely Catholic nation. (CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters) ...read more
Cana is a Galilean town five miles northeast of Nazareth. Its population of around 8,500 includes both Muslims and Christians. “The wedding at Cana” is a bible reading to tell us about the first miracle of Jesus, the water into wine. There are many symbolic meanings in this reading. Let us focus on some of them ...read more