The Triduum begins today with the Mass of the Lord's Supper. In Rome, Pope Francis will again visit the "peripheries" — this time a center for the elderly and disabled, where he will wash the feet of nine Italians, one Muslim from Libya, a young man from Cape Verde and an Ethiopian woman.
In emulation of Pope Francis, English Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth washed the feet of prisoners.
Need a refresher on the liturgies involved in the Triduum? Look no further than right here.
Pope Francis also celebrated the annual Chrism Mass at St. Peter's this morning — read the full text, in which he says priests should not be "unctuous, sumptuous and presumptuous." Not sure what the Chrism Mass is? Here's an explanation.
Following the canonizations April 27, the Council of Cardinals focuses on its next mission: the Curia.
A Colorado bill that would have defined abortion as a fundamental right in Colorado died in the Senate after an outcry from the pro-life movement. See next week's OSV Newsweekly for a full analysis.
According to this new report, millions of Catholics go uncounted in the United States -- see who they are and why they're not included.
A Catholic priest create an Arabic app to support persecuted Christians.
In Richmond, Bishop DiLorenzo praises efforts to reinvigorate the Church.
Four students at a Catholic school on Long Island were expelled after doing this.
The movie "Heaven is for Real" hit theaters last night. Read a review here, and our interview with real-life Colton's father here.
Have a blessed Holy Thursday!
Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV.