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This artwork by P. Novelli shows Jesus gloriously rising from the dead on Easter Sunday surrounded by angels.
When I saw the coming attractions for the new film Risen — which deals with a Roman tribune searching for the body of Jesus after reports of the resurrection — I thought that it would leave the audience in suspense, intrigued but unsure whether these reports were justified or not. I was surprised and delighted to discover that the movie is, in fact, robustly Christian and substantially faithful to the Biblical account of what transpired after the death of Jesus.

Official Supreme Court photograph of late Justice Antonin Scalia.At a funeral Mass on Saturday, February 20, Catholics recalled the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as a man of deep faith that informed his public service. “He was God’s first,” his son Fr. Paul Scalia noted of his father, citing public servant St. Thomas More’s iconic quote: “I die the king’s good servant but God’s first.” Justice Scalia died Feb. 13 at a resort ranch in West Texas at the age of 79. He was the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court, having served since 1986.

In this painting by Poussin, the priest anoints the dying man with holy oils while his family watches and prays.February is traditionally remembered as the Month of the Passion of Our Lord. Just as Our Savior died, we too will experience death. There will also be times when it will become necessary to prepare a loved one for eternal life. But how can we help a family member face the reality of death?

The Middle Eastern actress who plays Mary the Mother of Jesus is featured in the movie, Full of Grace.Full of Grace is a beautiful movie that tells the story of Our Blessed Mother’s final days on earth. Surrounded by Saint Peter and the remaining Apostles, she recounts the beauty and mystery of her experiences with her Son. During her last earthly days, she helps the early Church regain their original encounter with the Lord.

This image is from the EWTN movie, Bakhita: The Slave who Became a Saint.Do you have a hard time forgiving? Then you will not want to miss the two-part blockbuster, BAKHITA, on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Part One airs at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 30, and Part Two airs at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 6.

This cute image of a young man and a young woman defines that chastity is about how to love.On this day, January 22, the tragic anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize the Abortion Holocaust, ponder this: what would the world be like if everyone practiced the forgotten virtue of chastity? Tampa Bay Times journalist Arleen Spenceley presents readers with a new perspective on chastity, love, and relationships in Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy and (Still) a Virgin.

This is the logo promoting a novena of prayer for a Culture of Life from the Catholic Bishops of the United States.The United States bishops' annual novena, 9 Days for Life,  is Saturday, January 16 through Sunday, January 24. Pray for the respect and protection of all human life. Download the novena online, or participate through Facebook, e-mail, text message, or an app. Please join us at God bless your family! Read more to continue in Spanish.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix released a documentary-style short film that seeks to create awareness of a crisis in masculinity found in today’s society. Released after the promulgation of Bishop Olmsted’s apostolic exhortation “Into the Breach,” the new short film shows the urgency to confront head on today’s crisis in masculinity.

This image of the Blessed Virgin Mary is from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as part of the "Call to Prayer" Program.A Prayer by Pope Saint John Paul II: O Mother of all men and women, and of all peoples, you who know all their sufferings and their hopes, you who have a mother's awareness of all the struggles between good and evil, between light and darkness, which afflict the modern world, accept the cry which we, moved by the Holy Spirit, address directly to your heart. Embrace with the love of the Mother and Handmaid of the Lord, this human world of ours, which we entrust and consecrate to you, for we are full of concern for the earthly and eternal destiny of individuals and peoples. 

This popular image is of the Holy Family fleeing to Egypt to escape King Herod.JESUS, Son of God and Son of Mary, bless our family. Graciously inspire in us the unity, peace, and mutual love that you found in your own family in the little town of Nazareth.