Reminder: Fast and Pray for Tuesday’s March For Marriage

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I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but the day is upon us and it bears repeating:On Tuesday, March 26, defenders of traditional marriage will gather in Washington DC for the March For Marriage.  The U.S. Bishops, recognizing that marriage is the God-given union of one man and one woman, have called for Catholics and other Christians to oppose efforts by special interest groups to redefine marriage to include other types of relationships.  The USCCB has urged Catholics to fast and pray for the … [Read more...]

This Holy Week, Travel to Calvary and Beyond—With “The Cross and the Light”

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For just one week, the stage at Detroit’s Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts will be transformed into the hills and dusty roads near Jerusalem, as “The Cross and the Light” is performed live each day from Palm Sunday through Easter.The acclaimed musical dramatization of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection is the creation of executive producer Kelly Nieto.  The first half of the program, titled “The Living Stations of the Cross”, was produced first at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in … [Read more...]

We Are Brothers: Pope Francis, Pope-Emeritus Benedict Do Lunch

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It’s been 600 years since such a meeting could take place.Today at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Francis paid a visit to his predecessor, Pope-Emeritus Benedict.  The two greeted one another warmly, prayed together in the chapel, then enjoyed a long private conversation before sharing lunch.Benedict seemed frail, clutching his cane as he met his successor near the helicopter.  Together, they walked to the Chapel for a brief prayer.A report by Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Pr … [Read more...]