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Good Friday

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kenya attack survivor says gunmen scouted campus, targeted Christians

    Kenya attack survivor says gunmen scouted campus, targeted Christians
    The Islamic extremists who slaughtered 148 people at a college in northeast Kenya while shouting "God is great" appeared to have planned extensively, even targeting a site where Christians had gone to pray, survivors said Friday. In the capital of...
  • 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-...
  • Manes: Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John beautiful and solemn

    Manes: Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John beautiful and solemn
    "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." — Jesus Christ Paul Anderson is general manager of The Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John. With Easter approaching, he is busier than ever and literally wears track shoes on the job....
  • Alcee Hastings says goodbye Miramar, hello Delray

    Alcee Hastings says goodbye Miramar, hello Delray
    Alcee Hastings, the longest serving member of Congress from Broward and Palm Beach counties, has moved north. But his new residence is outside the congressional district he represents — just like the home he left behind. The longtime Miramar...
  • Image of Asia: Good Friday rituals in the Philippines

    A man plays with his son after being flagellated on Good Friday to atone for sins in the northern Philippines. Hundreds of barefoot devotees walked the streets whipping their bare backs with bamboo sticks dangling from a rope in the village of San Pedro...
  • 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...
  • Filipino devotees nailed to crosses in Good Friday rites

    Screaming in pain, Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooden crosses to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation. Church leaders have spoken against the annual practice mixing Catholic devotion...
  • Alternate-side parking suspended due to religious holidays

    New York City's alternate-side-of the street parking regulation is suspended through Sunday due to the Easter and Passover holidays. The suspension begins on Good Friday. Passover is on Saturday. Easter is on Sunday. Other regulations remain in effect....