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Good Friday

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  • Hundreds participate in Living Stations of the Cross in Aurora

    Hundreds participate in Living Stations of the Cross in Aurora
    For 36 years, Maria Miranda has attended a procession on Good Friday that retraces the steps of Jesus before his crucifixion. She saw her first Living Stations of the Cross procession when she was around 8 years old in Jalisco, a western Mexico state....
  • Church members take faith to the streets

    Church members take faith to the streets
    EAST CHICAGO – For Luis Cortez, Friday was an experience he is not likely to ever forget. Cortez, an East Chicago resident and member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe parish at 3510 Deodar St. in the Indiana Harbor neighborhood, took part in the...
  • Naperville faithful bear crosses on Good Friday

    Naperville faithful bear crosses on Good Friday
    Some drivers did a double-take while others honked their horns early Friday afternoon as the procession of crosses moved down the sidewalk along Washington Street in downtown Naperville. Organized by St. Raphael Church, 18 children and adults from...
  • Kenyan leaders evacuate university, order curfew after Shabab massacre

    Kenyan leaders evacuate university, order curfew after Shabab massacre
    Kenyan authorities began the grim task Friday of identifying the dead from an attack by Shabab Muslim extremists that killed at least 147, mainly Christian students, at a university in Garissa near the border with Somalia. Police imposed a dusk-to-...
  • Notre Dame teens conduct Living Stations of the Cross

    Notre Dame teens conduct Living Stations of the Cross
    Teens at Notre Dame Parish in Clarendon Hills led the annual Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, walking congregants through the last steps of Jesus Christ. The traditional Good Friday service at the parish included a light supper of bread...
  • Threat of bad weather prompts Phillies to make an offer to fans

    Threat of bad weather prompts Phillies to make an offer to fans
    The threat of bad weather, the start of a holiday weekend and the expectation of a bad team all probably led many people to stay away Friday night when the Phillies made their first appearance of the season at Citizens Bank Park in the On-Deck series...
  • Westminster Christian community unites in celebration of Good Friday

    Gray skies and rain didn't prevent Westminster churchgoers from holding their annual Good Friday tradition of walking a wooden cross through the downtown area from one church to another. "Rain or shine, regardless of weather, they still gather," said...
  • Good Friday: Local religious leaders offer worship service at Glendale Memorial Hospital

    Good Friday: Local religious leaders offer worship service at Glendale Memorial Hospital
    Dozens of hospital employees, patients and visitors gathered at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital on Good Friday for a worship service offered by local religious leaders. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, of the Western Diocese Armenian Church, led...
  • Pope decries killings of Christians at Colosseum Good Friday mass

    Pope decries killings of Christians at Colosseum Good Friday mass
    Pope Francis, presiding at the traditional Good Friday Colosseum procession, decried what he called the "complicit silence" about the killing of Christians. The evening, torch-lit ceremony at the ancient arena recalls the suffering and death of Jesus by...
  • Make the hope of Good Friday part of your life

    Q: I've never understood why people call the day that Jesus died "Good Friday." What was good about it? It looks like a tragedy to me. -- Mrs. A.T. A: You're right, up to a point: If all we had to celebrate was that final Friday when Jesus was put to...
  • Believers seek common ground as Passover, Easter converge this weekend

    Believers seek common ground as Passover, Easter converge this weekend
    When Ilise Marrazzo was growing up, Easter was one of her favorite holidays. But the celebration often left her feeling perplexed. Her father was Catholic, and she loved candy and Easter egg hunts as much as the next kid. But as a Conservative Jew, she...