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the iesus christus rex iudaeorum atop the crucifix in diego velazquez painting of jesus on the ross
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
A Homily for Good Friday, by Terrance Klein
pope francis faces away from the camera, blessing a smiling baby in a white fuzzy coat
Pope Francis
“Look at the closet of your soul—how many useless things you have, how many stupid illusions,” the pope said. “Let us return to simplicity, to things that are true, that don’t need to be made-up.”
Palm bearers arrive in a procession at the start of the Palm Sunday Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on April 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
FaithPope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
“Christ, in his abandonment, stirs us to seek him and to love him and those who are themselves abandoned. For in them we see not only people in need, but Jesus himself, abandoned.”
Pope Francis blesses the palm branches before celebrating the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on April 2, 2023, a day after being discharged from the Agostino Gemelli University Hospital in Rome, where he has been treated for bronchitis. (AP Photo/Filippo Monteforte, pool)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis, recovering from bronchitis, delivered a forceful Palm Sunday homily asking us to remember the “many abandoned Christs” in our own time, or those who experience suffering and solitude.
Two people hug reunited in front of a wall
FaithScripture Reflections
Cristobal Spielmann
We should focus on what today’s reading outlines as a uniter, that being a sanctuary under God.
FaithScripture Reflections
Ashley McKinless
A Reflection for the Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent, by Ashley McKinless