Stationed at the Cross: With Our Lady on Calvary

                    Painting by Evgraf Semenovich Sorokin (Wikicommons)

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala (Jn 19:25)

On this Good Friday, I choose to be there, I want to be there, standing with Our Lady. I know she can rely on the other women and Saint John, but perhaps another loving presence will be a source of added comfort for her.

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Church’s Good Friday Prayer Sparks Controversy with Italian Jewish Leaders

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

Italian Jewish leaders have decided not to participate in the annual day of Catholic-Jewish dialogue ceremonies with the Vatican this January in protest of a recently restored prayer in the Tridentine version of the Church’s Good Friday service that calls for the conversion of the Jews.

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