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10 Easter Songs That Are Better Than Contemporary Worship Music

An Easter playlist for liturgical purposes or just feeling hipper than your church friends.

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Jesus, Bunnies, and Colored Eggs: An Explanation of Holy Week and Easter

So, Easter is a one-day celebration of Jesus rising from the dead and turning into a bunny, right? Not exactly.

What’s my religion? It’s complicated, and beautiful.

(Amanda Sowards — AP) I sometimes remark to friends that I must be the only Christian in the world who … Continued

A Holy Week for peace

Last Christmas, during a visit to L’Arche, the organization providing support for people with developmental disabilities, founder Jean Vanier spoke … Continued

Do Americans trust guns more than God?

Matt McClain FOR THE WASHINGTON POST AURORA, CO – JULY 21: Pastor Mary Lu Saddoris, center, prays with Isaac Pacheco, … Continued

Why Easter changes everything

Unlike Christmas, Easter doesn’t have a crazed shopping season preceding it. It doesn’t have its own tree. It doesn’t spawn … Continued

At Easter, remembering Passover

Some years, because of the wiles of the lunar calendar, the Jewish festival of Passover and the Christian Triduum (the … Continued

Put women back into Holy Week

Last year I vowed “never again.” As the guest preacher on a Palm Sunday service in a huge Episcopal cathedral … Continued

The Easter message

The holiest time of the year for many Christians– the week between Palm Sunday and Easter– is marked with special … Continued

Did Jesus exist?

Did Jesus Exist? Almost certainly yes. View Photo Gallery: Christians around the world raised palm branches in traditional observances launching Holy … Continued

Where is Jesus in politics?

For almost as long as we have been a church, Catholic ritual for Palm Sunday has dramatized that people who … Continued

Palm Sunday lessons from an unlikely Pontius Pilate

The story of the trial, crucifixion and death of Jesus of Nazareth, which is recited, sung and often acted out … Continued

Big picture: Heavenly photos for Advent

Alan Taylor runs The Atlantic’s In Focus photography blog and earlier created Boston.com’s award-winning Big Picture, which became one of … Continued

Beyond this election: tears to wter the wellsprings of new life

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Ken Buck “disagrees” with separation of church and state

By Gustav Niebuhr I just watched the clip of Colorado Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck declaring himself four-square against the … Continued

Sharia is based on Ten Commandments

There is an emerging preemptive anti-Sharia movement in America as manifest by an Oklahoma legislator who is seeking to introduce … Continued

Media decides, then reports

By Mary Ann Walsh director of media relations, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Generally I don’t battle those buying ink … Continued

My Catholic crisis of faith

By Michele Langevine Leibywriter I will always remember it as one of the most glorious days of my life, even … Continued

Health care reform and Holy Week

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgroveminister and author When President Obama smiled wide last month before signing a controversial heath care bill, he … Continued

What the Church says to the ‘little ones’

By Robin Darling Youngprofessor of theology, University of Notre Dame A recent catch-phrase among anti-abortion Catholics goes: “What will you … Continued