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Millions on the Streets of Manila for Black Nazarene Devotion

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barefoot pilgrims

“Hold on to Jesus.”

Millions of barefoot pilgrims imitate Christ on the road to Calvary and flood the streets for the Black Nazarene procession in Manila. Catholic News ServiceMillions Flood the Streets of Manila for Black Nazarene Devotion. Photos, video, and more from Catholics & CulturesFeast of the Black Nazarene

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9.14
Feast of the Holy Cross

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“The comedian Lenny Bruce shocked audiences by wondering how we might respond if Jesus were crucified in the 20th century. Would Catholics, he mused, walk around with tiny silver electric chairs hung around their necks?” Today is the Feast of the Holy Cross. More after the jump:

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3.25
TCC Playlist: Crux Fidelis and Good Friday

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Good Friday in Pakistan

Today is Good Friday, when we remember Christ’s passion at 3pm. It is a day of fasting and abstinence. In the photo above a woman kisses a crucifix. Pope Francis has encouraged all Catholics to kiss a crucifix this week and say the prayer, “Thank you Jesus. Thank you Lord.” Good Friday is also the only day of the year on which the Eucharist is not consecrated. Several chant versions of Crux Fidelis (Cross of Gladness) and photos of Good Friday around the world after the jump:

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