Aleteia — Catholic Spirituality, Lifestyle, World News, and Culture https://aleteia.org Aleteia is a worldwide network providing daily content designed to inspire readers in their daily life. Fri, 15 Apr 2022 08:29:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 174078663 Contemplate Jesus with these 3D images from the Shroud https://aleteia.org/2022/04/15/contemplate-jesus-with-these-3d-images-from-the-shroud/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/15/contemplate-jesus-with-these-3d-images-from-the-shroud/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2022 08:29:58 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679038 "Let Jesus look at and heal your heart. I too have to do this: let Jesus look at my heart and heal it."

Contemplate Jesus with these 3D images from the Shroud

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Fireman who saved the Holy Shroud from the 1997 fire tells the story https://aleteia.org/2022/04/15/fireman-who-saved-the-holy-shroud-from-the-1997-fire-tells-the-story/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/15/fireman-who-saved-the-holy-shroud-from-the-1997-fire-tells-the-story/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679138 In his memory, that night 25 years ago is still fresh.

Fireman who saved the Holy Shroud from the 1997 fire tells the story

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Why is it called Good Friday when Jesus died? https://aleteia.org/2022/04/15/why-is-it-called-good-friday-when-jesus-died/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/15/why-is-it-called-good-friday-when-jesus-died/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=678918 Good Friday is called "good" for a variety of reasons, one of which refers to the goodness of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.

Why is it called Good Friday when Jesus died?

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A meditation for you for today [Good Friday, April 15] https://aleteia.org/2022/04/15/a-meditation-for-you-for-today-good-friday-april-15/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/15/a-meditation-for-you-for-today-good-friday-april-15/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2022 04:01:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=678421 A meditation for you for today [Good Friday, April 15]

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Meet the couple who forgave their daughter’s killer on Good Friday https://aleteia.org/2022/04/15/meet-the-couple-who-forgave-their-daughters-killer-on-good-friday/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/15/meet-the-couple-who-forgave-their-daughters-killer-on-good-friday/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679573 Conor McBride, who shot his fiancée, says restorative justice was the hardest thing he's ever had to do.

Meet the couple who forgave their daughter’s killer on Good Friday

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Ukrainians to receive Easter baskets blessed by Pope Francis https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/ukrainians-to-receive-easter-baskets-blessed-by-pope-francis/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/ukrainians-to-receive-easter-baskets-blessed-by-pope-francis/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679171 The Polish Knights of Columbus will distribute these special Easter care packages to refugees.

Ukrainians to receive Easter baskets blessed by Pope Francis

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God forgives “everything” assures Pope Francis at Holy Thursday celebration with inmates https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/god-forgives-everything-assures-pope-francis-at-holy-thursday-celebration-with-inmates/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/god-forgives-everything-assures-pope-francis-at-holy-thursday-celebration-with-inmates/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 18:51:31 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679557 The Holy Father invited the men and women present to ask forgiveness for the "skeletons hidden in [their] closets."

God forgives “everything” assures Pope Francis at Holy Thursday celebration with inmates

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Stop! War is not the solution, war is a monster: Pope Francis stresses worry of WWIII https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/stop-war-is-not-the-solution-war-is-a-monster-pope-francis-stresses-worry-of-wwiii/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/stop-war-is-not-the-solution-war-is-a-monster-pope-francis-stresses-worry-of-wwiii/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 15:48:50 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679476 "We, unfortunately, have a short memory. Yes, because if we had memory, we would remember what our grandparents and parents told us, and we would feel the need for peace just as our lungs need oxygen."

Stop! War is not the solution, war is a monster: Pope Francis stresses worry of WWIII

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Francis says Benedict is right that future Church will be smaller, more authentic https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/francis-says-benedict-is-right-that-future-church-will-be-smaller-more-authentic/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/francis-says-benedict-is-right-that-future-church-will-be-smaller-more-authentic/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 15:21:07 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679440 Speaking with Jesuits in Malta, Francis said that Benedict's vision of the future of the Church is one of his "richest intuitions."

Francis says Benedict is right that future Church will be smaller, more authentic

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Rome & the World: extra-scandalous cross; oldest Salesian’s amazing life; & more … https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/rome-the-world-extra-scandalous-cross-oldest-salesians-amazing-life-more/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/rome-the-world-extra-scandalous-cross-oldest-salesians-amazing-life-more/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 14:30:24 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679427 Every day, Aleteia offers a selection of articles written by the international press about the Church and the major issues that concern Catholics around the world. The opinions and views expressed in these articles are not those of the editors.

Rome & the World: extra-scandalous cross; oldest Salesian’s amazing life; & more …

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Russian troops looted a seminary in Ukraine, stealing even the rector’s sneakers https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/russian-troops-looted-a-seminary-in-ukraine-stealing-even-the-rectors-sneakers/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/russian-troops-looted-a-seminary-in-ukraine-stealing-even-the-rectors-sneakers/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 13:12:51 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679406 Liturgical vestments and vessels were missing, including the commemorative chalice used by St. John Paul II during a 2001 Holy Mass.

Russian troops looted a seminary in Ukraine, stealing even the rector’s sneakers

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When this couple decided to sponsor a child, they had no idea it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/when-this-couple-decided-to-sponsor-a-child-they-had-no-idea-it-was-the-beginning-of-a-beautiful-friendship/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/when-this-couple-decided-to-sponsor-a-child-they-had-no-idea-it-was-the-beginning-of-a-beautiful-friendship/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=678350 For over 41 years, Unbound's unique sponsorship program has profoundly changed the lives of tens of thousands around the globe.

When this couple decided to sponsor a child, they had no idea it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship

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Pope at Chrism Mass: Are you taking space from the Trinity to give to Satan? (full text of homily) https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/pope-at-chrism-mass-are-you-taking-space-from-the-trinity-to-give-to-satan-full-text-of-homily/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/pope-at-chrism-mass-are-you-taking-space-from-the-trinity-to-give-to-satan-full-text-of-homily/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 11:54:49 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679355 Perhaps, if we meet his gracious gaze, he will also help us to show him our idols ...

Pope at Chrism Mass: Are you taking space from the Trinity to give to Satan? (full text of homily)

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A spiritual haven a boat ride away from Cannes https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/a-spiritual-haven-a-boat-ride-away-from-cannes/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/a-spiritual-haven-a-boat-ride-away-from-cannes/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679108 Located on the French Riviera, Cannes is famous for its glamour, but peace and tranquility are only a 20-minute boat ride away among the monks of Île Saint-Honorat.

A spiritual haven a boat ride away from Cannes

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Golfing champion Scottie Scheffler’s refreshing outlook on faith https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/golfing-champion-scottie-schefflers-refreshing-outlook-on-faith/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/golfing-champion-scottie-schefflers-refreshing-outlook-on-faith/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=678802 The new Masters champion shared with reporters "The reason why I play golf is, I’m trying to glorify God and all that He’s done in my life."

Golfing champion Scottie Scheffler’s refreshing outlook on faith

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What does “Maundy Thursday” mean? https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/what-does-maundy-thursday-mean/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/what-does-maundy-thursday-mean/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=678688 Maundy Thursday is derived from the words of Jesus in the Gospel of John, referring to the "new commandment" he gave his apostles.

What does “Maundy Thursday” mean?

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14 Fascinating facts about the real-life Fr. Stu Long that you need to know https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/14-fascinating-facts-about-the-real-life-fr-stu-long-that-you-need-to-know/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/14-fascinating-facts-about-the-real-life-fr-stu-long-that-you-need-to-know/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=678490 A collection of interviews and videos has revealed more details about the priest who inspired Mark Wahlberg.

14 Fascinating facts about the real-life Fr. Stu Long that you need to know

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Pope will again celebrate Holy Thursday at a prison https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/pope-will-again-celebrate-holy-thursday-at-a-prison/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/pope-will-again-celebrate-holy-thursday-at-a-prison/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 07:21:13 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=679294 This will be the 6th Mass of the Lord's Supper of his pontificate to be celebrated with prisoners.

Pope will again celebrate Holy Thursday at a prison

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A brief history and symbolism of feet washing on Holy Thursday https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/a-brief-history-and-symbolism-of-feet-washing-on-holy-thursday/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/a-brief-history-and-symbolism-of-feet-washing-on-holy-thursday/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=678682 The traditional feet washing on Holy Thursday has a rich history, dating back to the earliest centuries of Christianity.

A brief history and symbolism of feet washing on Holy Thursday

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A meditation for you for today [Holy Thursday, April 14] https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/a-meditation-for-you-for-today-holy-thursday-april-14/ https://aleteia.org/2022/04/14/a-meditation-for-you-for-today-holy-thursday-april-14/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 04:01:00 +0000 https://aleteia.org/?p=678420 A meditation for you for today [Holy Thursday, April 14]

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