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Pope Francis: Go into the tomb of our hearts and see how God is able to transform death into life

(CNA/EWTN News) As the Church jumps into the Easter season, Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a reflection on Christ’s Resurrection and the start of Christianity, saying it’s not about us and what we do, but what the Lord has done for us.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 20


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Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

In the eyes of Christians, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem is the most sacred place, because that is where Jesus was crucified and resurrected. What does the place look like today after some 2000 years? Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land takes you to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to reflect upon graces brought forth by Jesus' resurrection.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 15


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Food for Thought: Easter Meatloaf

Eggs are symbols of spring and new life. Chicks breaking out of egg shells are like plants coming to life again during Spring. Christians also use eggs to symbolize Jesus' resurrection. By rising from the dead, Jesus conquers death and sin, brings new life to mankind and leads us out of darkness. In the last episodes of Food for Thought, we will celebrate Easter with meatloaf, singing Alleluia!
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 15


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Happy Life – Facing death of family member

Happy Life will share with us how do we cope with death of our family members or relatives? As Catholics, how do we see the resurrection of our Lord as our hope for eternal life.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 13


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Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu

Before his crucifixion, Jesus was betrayed and abandoned. He was detained in a dungeon overnight. How did he spend the last night in his life? Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land takes you to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu to experience Jesus' loneliness.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 8


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Food for Thought: Hot Cross Bun

Crucifixion was a brutal form of punishment. The cross, which originally symbolizes death, has ultimately become a sign of resurrection and hope. Jesus conquered death with the cross and brought us eternal life. Crosses have become a part of Christian life. Christians would often make the Sign of the Cross, what does that mean? Why do people eat hot cross buns on Good Friday? Food for Thought will provide you with the answers.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 8


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Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Cenacle – The “Upper Room”

Jesus had the last Passover dinner with the apostles and instituted the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land takes you to the Upper Room to get to know about the Last Supper, and to reflect upon Jesus' last words for the apostles.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 1


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Food for Thought: Lamb Shoulder

Lamb, unleavened bread, and bitter herbs are symbolic foods eaten by the Jews for celebrating Passover, to commemorate how God sent Moses to lead them out of Egypt and free them from slavery. Jesus also instituted the Sacrament of the Eucharist at Passover. He became the new paschal lamb and offered a bloodless sacrifice through bread and wine. Food for Thought presents a dish of lamb shoulder and explores lessons of the lamb in the Bible.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 1


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Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: On the way to Jericho

In western countries, Good Samaritan has become the synonym for a kind-hearted person. This parable of Jesus has been around for 2000 years. What does it mean for us today?
Publish date: 2017 - 3 - 11


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Food for Thought – Macaron

Macaron, a delicate French dessert, helped Carmelite sisters through their difficult times during the French Revolution. The Church teaches that we should give alms during Lent, to help and care about others. What inspirations can we draw from Macaron?
Publish date: 2017 - 3 - 11


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Food for Thought – Salmon Pie

Salmon travel between rivers and oceans as part of their life cycle. At the end of their lives, they fulfill their ultimate mission, bringing about new lives. How does the Passover of salmon inspire us?
Publish date: 2017 - 3 - 6


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Pope Francis: Lent isn’t just about penance – it’s also a time of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis said that while Lent is certainly a time of mortification, it’s also a journey of hope that leads to the joy of Christ’s Resurrection – a journey that requires both daily sacrifice and love.
Publish date: 2017 - 3 - 1