Misc: My Grandparents on Easter

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Our own Melissa Musick writes in Celebration of the hard lives of her grandparents and how they kept Sundays and Easter. “Here they are, my grandparents, faithful this Easter morning, as on every Sunday morning.  Following the risen Christ, and trusting that even Adam-stained ground can bear fruit, they will sing praises.  They will worship. They will give thanks.” Read the entire essay after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Crux Fidelis and Good Friday

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Polish girl kisses the cross on Good Friday Today is Good Friday. In the photo above a Polish girl kisses the crucifix. Pope Francis has encouraged all Catholics to kiss a crucifix this week and say the simple prayer, “Thank you Jesus. Thank you Lord.” Several versions of Crux Fidelis (Cross of Gladness) and photos of Good Friday around the world after the jump:

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Misc: Axioms of Faith

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Today is Holy Thursday, when most Christian liturgies include a washing of the feet. When she was 16 years old, our own Anna Keating, wrote this essay for Commonweal. Share it with a teenager. She wrote, “One Holy Thursday the church lady asked me if I’d come up from my pew and have my feet washed . . . ” The article is reprinted with permission after the jump:

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