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Beyond tradition: Sacred commitment of Palo Penitentes during Holy Week

Penitentes continue to be a part of Palo’s religious heritage, culture, and traditions, with a legacy that promises to endure for generations

Photos: Holy Week in Japan

This year, close to 100,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of Tokyo are observing the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Photos: Crucifixions and whippings in the Philippines on Good Friday

As spectators filmed on their mobile phones, three-inch nails were driven into their palms, and then the crosses hoisted upright

Photos: The Lord’s Supper and Washing of the Feet

The foot-washing rite reminds Christians of the importance of humility, service to one another, and unconditional love

Taking up our Cross

Be ready to suffer and die to fulfill our prophetic and servant mission that will bring about social transformation, justice, and peace

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis asks priests to weep over their...

Pope Francis thanked the priests gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica for all they do to bring “the miracle of God’s mercy” to the world today

Photos: Chrism Mass in Manila

Typically held on Maundy Thursday or another day within Holy Week, this service involves the blessing or consecration of the sacred oils

Amid Holy Week, Pope Francis points to ‘beautiful testimony’ of fathers...

Before the opening of the general audience, Pope Francis met briefly with the two fathers, exchanging embraces and several gifts

Passover meal and Paschal mystery

But the story is not yet over. The Passover of Jesus is replayed in endless times among the millions of “crucified peoples” today

Woman, where is your son? Son, where is your mother?

As we navigate the complexities of faith and migration, we must confront instances of abuse and exploitation, seeking justice for the victims

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