(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.
(RNS) The Bible tells us little about Nicodemus. But Christians have found ways to dramatize his journey from skeptical Pharisee to the foot of the cross.
(RNS) Some Major League Baseball teams are opening their seasons on Friday, setting up a scheduling conflict with Jews observing Passover and Christians marking Good Friday. By Daniel Burke
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has asked a couple who has been married for nearly 50 years to write the text of this year's traditional Via Crucis at the Colosseum on Good Friday. By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) Every Christian knows the story: Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. But what did he do on Saturday? That question has spurred centuries of debate, perplexed theologians as learned as St. Augustine and prodded some Christians to advocate for amending an ancient creed. By Daniel Burke.