Posts Tagged ‘Way of the Cross’

World Youth Day presses devotion and politics of war

Monday, August 7th, 2023
World Youth Day

At World Youth Day on Friday, politics and devotion met briefly. Crux reports on August 5 that during a semi-private meeting, a Russian Orthodox bishop expressed regret for the Ukraine war, thanking Francis for supporting the Ukrainian people. “I would like to thank you very much for all you have done for the Ukrainian people,” Read more

Modern day Way of the Cross radical feminists beat Christ

Monday, April 12th, 2021

A modern day reenactment of the Way of the Cross held on Good Friday in southern Mexico has drawn criticism in local media. The reenactment depicts militant feminists beating Christ, who had fallen to the ground. The ceremony was organized and broadcast on Facebook by Life Online Oficial. Life Online Oficial is an evangelization platform Read more

Scouts and parish kids write meditations for this year’s Vatican Way of the Cross

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Pope Francis chose a scouting group from central Italy and kids from a Roman parish to prepare the meditations for this year’s Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the Vatican. The Vatican announced Tuesday that the Agesci “Foligno I” Scout Group in Umbria, made up of 145 young people between the ages of eight Read more

Pope asks prisoners to write Good Friday meditations

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Prisoners, guards and the chaplain of a prison in Padua, Italy have been asked by Pope Francis to write this year’s Way of the Cross meditations. The service will take place on Good Friday, at Rome’s Colosseum. In a public letter, the pope said he chose the parish community so the meditations would reflect on Read more