“I thirst”: What the crucified Jesus drank before He died

Jesus on cross

At sunrise on a beautifully warm spring morning in April the heavy beams of the wooden gates set in Jerusalem’s thick stone walls were swung open to let families stream up the hill and into the city.

Take 5 with Father: Powered by the Spirit

Fr. Tatyrek

Meet Father Matthew Tatyrek, pastor of St. Peter Parish in Lindsay, who hopes his parishioners know “They are loved, and the Lord desires them, wants them. Secondly, ... by your Baptism you have dignity and part of that dignity is to be an evangelizer, be a model of the faith."

Art deepens faith, says Sulpician priest, who has international following

painting of Jesus at last supper

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (CNS) — Carefully unrolling an enormous canvas on the living room floor of his Reisterstown home in early March, Sulpician Father Peter W. Gray unveiled a striking image of Christ that he considers one of his best works.

Passion Play makes a post-pandemic return in Oberammergau


In 1633, at the height of the Reformation, the Black Death was sweeping through Europe, including the southern German region of Bavaria.

How a saint became part of the tax code, forever changing U.S. philanthropy

st. Katherine drexel

This tax season, Americans have an unexpected figure to thank for one of their most-used deductions.