Posted by Alexis Richard on 03/17/2017

The traditional Irish meal to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is corned beef and cabbage. But what happens when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday during Lent, when Catholics are required to abstain from meat? For some dioceses, you may still be able to enjoy your corned beef and cabbage.

Posted by Alexis Richard on 03/21/2017

Posted by Alexis Richard on 03/24/2017

On March 25, nine months before Christmas, we celebrate one of the Church’s most important feast days, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. Like all solemnities, this feast is one of formal celebration and great joy. The Annunciation is particularly special to many Catholics because it brings together three Catholic beliefs that are intrinsic to our faith.

Posted by Alexis Richard on 03/29/2017

It’s hard to believe that Lent is already more than halfway over—Palm Sunday is only nine days away. At this point, we’ve had the respite of both the Annunciation and Laetare Sunday. Now, we’re in the home stretch as we look ahead to Holy Week. So, how has your Lent been going?

Posted by Alexis Richard on 04/4/2017

Posted by Alexis Richard on 04/7/2017

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 04/9/2017

This weekend we move into Holy Week, the most sacred part of the Liturgical year. Though we've been preparing for Christ's death and resurrection throughout Lent, our preparation becomes even more focused during this short time. There's so much that goes on during Holy Week, we thought a guide to the special traditions and liturgies would be useful. 

Posted by Alexis Richard on 04/10/2017

Holy Week marks the most important time of the Church’s year. During this week, which culminates in the Lord’s Passion and Resurrection, Catholics around the world participate in customs that have developed over the years to commemorate this most important event of salvation. Below are some of the most unique traditions of Holy Week.

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 04/10/2017

Join us here on the CatholicTV blog on Good Friday (4/14/17), beginning at 9am ET, for an hourly reflection from Jay Fadden on the Seven Last Words of Christ. We will post each of the Seven Last Words of Christ in hourly installments, concluding with the last Word at 3pm ET. 

Posted by Alexis Richard on 04/13/2017

by Jay Fadden