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Good Friday at the Vatican - Homily
Last edited 18th April 2014

Pope Francis presided the celebration of the Passion of Our Lord in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Friday evening. The celebration of the Passion of Our Lord, also known as the Good Friday service, is the liturgy that recalls the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the papal household, preached the homily.

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Holy Thursday Homily of Pope Francis
Last edited 18th April 2014

Pope Francis preached an extemporaneous homily during the celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, which was held at S. Maria della Provvidenza, a rehabilitation and long-term care facility in the suburbs of Rome. The following is an English translation of Pope Francis’ reflections on the Lord’s loving act of service, an act which the Pope himself imitated later in the mass, kneeling down to wash the feet of twelve patients of the centre.

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Holy Week Catechesis: Passion of Jesus was Not a Mistake
Last edited 18th April 2014

More than 25.000 people attended the Pope's general audience in St. Peter's. During his catechesis, Pope Francis talked about Holy Week. He reflected on the Passion of the Lord and the betrayal of Judas.

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Happy Easter! A Message from Bishop Peter A. Comensoli
Last edited 19th April 2014

Happy Easter! Today is a day of celebration as we mark the most important Feast Day on the Church Calendar - the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ! Here is an Easter message from Bishop Peter A. Comensoli, Apostolic Administrator for the Archdiocese of Sydney.

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Good Friday Meditations to Focus on Abused and Marginalised
Last edited 15th April 2014

The texts of the meditations for the Way of the Cross, which Francis will lead at Rome’s ancient Colosseum on Friday, have been written by Mgr Giancarlo Bregantini, Archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano in southern Italy, who has fiercely opposed the mafia in his writings. They were published today by the Vatican publishing house Libreria Editrice Vaticana.

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Pope's "Way of the Cross" to Highlight Economic Crisis, Unemployment and Refugees
Last edited 15th April 2014

The list is rather long: refugees and immigrants, those affected by violence, the economic crisis, unemployment, exploitation. They're just a few of topics the Pope will reflect on during the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, at Rome's Colosseum.


Palm Sunday Homily by Father Mike Schmitz
Last edited 14th April 2014

A Palm Sunday homily by Father Mike Schmitz.

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Sacraments 201: Eucharist (What We Believe)
Last edited 14th April 2014

BustedHalo.com's introduction to the Sacraments series continues as Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, answers more questions about what Catholics believe about the Eucharist and receiving Communion: How does the bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ? Is Communion a reenactment of the last supper? Should you not receive Communion if you have sinned? Why can't non-Catholics receive Communion in the Church?

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Take a Break. It's Time to do Less.
Last edited 13th April 2014

If you are struggling because this Lent looks like it will end up like every other, may I make a suggestion?

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Lead With Beauty
Last edited 14th April 2014

Here is a reflection by Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska...

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