VATICAN CITY (RNS) — This year the procession took place in St. Peter's Square and without the presence of the faithful. Only a few, including Pope Francis, were present as lights placed at several stations of the large square guided their steps.
(RNS) — Catholics normally fast on the last Friday before Easter. This year Presbyterians, Latter-day Saints, Jews and others are planning to join them.
A lot of Mormon fasting is taken up with fasting *for* something—a particular end, a better life. What would it look like to go deeper?
(RNS) — Social distancing measures have caused radical dislocations for a holiday that is at once one of the most mystical and most hands-on in world religion.
(RNS) — At least a dozen churches across the country are hosting Good Friday services this year that feature seven African American female preachers speaking about the last sayings of Jesus.
ATLIXCO, Mexico (RNS) — For more than a century, the 'engrillados' have shackled themselves on Good Friday.
ROME (AP) — The services come amid a new communications controversy at home over the existence of hell.
SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — The Lenten rituals are frowned upon by church leaders in the Philippines, Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation, especially if the event is used to boost tourism and business.
CHICAGO (RNS) Cardinal Blase Cupich led the procession Friday (April 14) through Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, a community scarred by gun violence.
Not for us the betrayal of Maundy Thursday or the painful Stations of the Cross; not for us the image of Jesus, suffering and broken. We like our Jesus risen and glorified, thank you very much.
(RNS) Most scholars say "nope," but a growing number of Christians host their own seders. Let us 'splain ...
(RNS) The Christmastime staple is no longer for Advent only.
(RNS) The more you meditate on Jesus' seven last words, the more you realize that the Son of God struggled with all that we do, says the Rev. James Martin.
(RNS) Happy Holy Week! Why is Good Friday "good," and how did Jesus stretch 36 hours from the crucifixion to his resurrection into three days? And what's up with the colored eggs? Let us 'Splain.
NEW YORK (RNS) Good Friday has often been a day of dread and death for many Jews, but it doesn't need to be that way.
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