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During the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at a rehabilitation facility near Rome, Pope Francis washed the feet of four women and eight men who are living with disabilities. They included a Muslim from Libya and a woman from Ethiopia.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A priest is called to be in the midst of his flock, protecting his people, searching for those who are lost and always serving those in need, Pope Francis told the world’s priests on Holy Thursday.
DENVER (CNS) — A day after more than 1,000 pro-lifers joined Denver’s archbishop in a prayer rally to oppose a bill that would have established abortion as a “fundamental right” in Colorado, senators in the state Legislature April 16 tabled a vote on the measure indefinitely.
Little things like staying with a disabled woman while she waits for her ride make a big difference in the lives of high school volunteers, and all who see them.
In the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian protesters are raising fears of Russian intervention, police asked residents to stay away from churches in troubled districts over Easter until the situation stabilized. Anti-Semitism was described as “rabid.”
Archbishop Charles Chaput will celebrate liturgies for the Sacred Triduum – Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday – plus Easter Sunday at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul this week.
Father Art Johnson, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement, died March 26. Ordained in 1977, he served on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse in New York State and worked in ecumenism for the Los Angeles Archdiocese, among other assignments.
Eighth graders of the Exton Catholic school performed the 15 Stations of the Cross, accompanied by the school choir singing Lenten hymns.
Aa group of juniors and seniors and several faculty members helped the school community prepare for Easter by presenting the Living Stations of the Cross on April 13, a dramatization of Jesus’ journey to Calvary leading up to his crucifixion.