Many Catholics don’t realize that Easter lasts for 50 days. Help your community celebrate Easter all season long. Some Catholic Updates to help you in this effort are
Acts of the Apostles
by Ronald D. Witherup
Scholar and author Ronald Witherup explores the earliest stories of the Church and the spiritual truths revealed in Acts.
Who Is the Holy Spirit?
by Elizabeth A. Johnson
Our faith is greatly enriched when we remember the Spirit’s role in the world and in our lives. Johnson writes, “The Holy Spirit is God’s presence and activity among us. The Holy Spirit is God, continuously drawing near and passing by to vivify, renew, and love us and the whole of creation.” This Catholic Update explores three areas where we can renew our understanding of the Holy Spirit: (1) our everyday encounter with the Spirit, (2) what Tradition teaches about the Spirit, and (3) the Holy Spirit in the Bible.
Sunday Mass: Easter All Year Long: Pope John Paul II’s ‘Celebrating the Lord’s Day’ (Dies Domini) in shortened form
“Sunday is a day which is at the very heart of the Christian life,” writes newly canonized St. John Paul II. “Sunday recalls the day of Christ’s resurrection. It is Easter which returns week by week celebrating Christ’s victory over sin and death, the fulfillment in him of the first creation and the dawn of ‘the new creation.’” He exhorts Catholics to make Sunday a day of rest and of celebration of the Eucharist in community.