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Holy Thursday

LOOK: Holy Week Observed Around The World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion

The Christian Holy Week begins every year on Palm Sunday and culminates with Easter the following Sunday. It is a time of worship and reflection on Je...

LIVESTREAM: Pope Francis Performs Second Maundy Thursday Foot Washing

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis' annual Maundy Thursday foot washing took place at the Don Gnocchi Center in Rome, where he included a woman and a Muslim in the the Holy...

Daily Meditation: Maundy Thursday

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Maundy Thursday 2014: History And Traditions

Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

Maundy Thursday is observed by Christians on the Thursday before Easter, which falls this year on April 17. "Holy Thursday," as it is also commonly kn...

The 12 To Receive Foot Washing From Pope Francis On Holy Thursday

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

On Thursday Pope Francis will visit the Don Gnocchi Center, a home for the elderly and disabled in Rome, to wash the feet of 12 residents for the Holy...

Pope Francis and People with Mental Disorders

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Francis' message is clear: as people and institutions, we need to be welcoming, not defer to the dogma of powerful, hierarchical authorities. This is more and more the lesson taking off in my field as well, where a powerful concept of recovery is spreading.

Pope Francis And Museum-Piece Catholicism

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

The Church cannot be all change, all flux, lacking all core or conviction. But at the same time, the Church has been most alive when it has been swept by change.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis Washes Feet Of Inmates In Holy Week Service

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion

ROME -- In his most significant break with tradition yet, Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of two young women at a juvenile detention center &n...

Questions For Pope Francis On Holy Thursday

Mary C. Johnson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Mary C. Johnson

The decisions made during Francis' first Holy Thursday as pope will signal much about just what sort of father Francis will be: a loving one who values his daughters as much as his sons, who truly listens and is willing to admit his own mistakes, or a father who signals merely a shift in papal style but not in substance?

Pope Francis Goes To Jail

Fr. Edward L. Beck | Posted 05.27.2013 | Religion
Fr. Edward L. Beck

Saint Francis is reported to have famously said, "Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary, use words." His namesake's Holy Thursday homily can be short and sweet, for his actions have already spoken volumes.

Pope To Break Tradition, Hold Major Ceremony In Youth Jail

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.23.2013 | Religion

Of all places one would expect to find Pope Francis celebrating a major ceremony before Easter, a youth prison probably ranks pretty low on the list. ...

Dolores Hart And The Mystery Of Love

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Great loves do lead to an altar: the altar of sacrifice that is celebrated especially every Holy Week. It is a solemn love, intangible, yet real.

Maundy Thursday Explained

Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion

Maundy Thursday is observed by Christians on the Thursday before Easter. "Holy Thursday," as it is also commonly known, marks the Last Supper of Jesus...

Blagojevich's Second Trial Starts on "Spy Wednesday"

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.28.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Cameras aren't allowed in federal courtrooms. Even though the U.S. Constitution does guarantee all defendants in criminal trials the right to a public trial. If only a handful can get in, is it really a public trial?