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  • No, Easter Is Not Derived From an Ancient Pagan Holiday

    04/10/2020 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 135 replies ^ | April 10, 2020 | Ashley Herzog
    Maybe you’ve seen the eyebrow-raising claims on the Internet or elsewhere in the media: rather than celebrating Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and triumph over crucifixion, Easter is really derived from a pagan holiday. Proponents of this theory point to symbols of rebirth and fertility, like eggs and bunnies, that we see at Easter as proof. But the foundation of the claim that Easter is a pagan tradition is the similarity in names: Easter, they say, is the English translation of Eostre, a Germanic goddess of fertility. (Others claim Easter got its name from the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar, or the...
  • How to see tonight's pink supermoon, the largest full moon of 2020

    04/07/2020 2:31:53 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 7, 2020 | Laura Geggel
    Tonight's pink moon must have not gotten the memo about social distancing; the moon will be the closest to Earth today than any other day of the year, making it the largest full moon of 2020...You can see the moon rise in the sky this evening (in New York, that happens at 7:05 p.m. local time). But the moon won't appear full until 10:35 p.m. EDT (0235 GMT), according to NASA. If you miss it, fret not — the moon will appear full on Wednesday night, as well...Today's moon has one other claim to fame — it's known as the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Paschal Baylon, Confessor (Gueranger)

    05/16/2018 9:07:31 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double THE SERAPH OF ASSISI was sure to depute some of his children to pay their court to his Risen Master. The one he sends today is the humblest and most unknown of men; another will follow, three days hence, powerful in word and work, and holding a palm in his hands, as a most devoted preacher of the Gospel. Paschal Baylon was a simple peasant. He was a shepherd-boy; and it was in tending his flock that he found the Lord Jesus. He had a great love for contemplation. Forests and fields spoke to him of their...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Paschal Time (Gueranger)

    03/31/2018 11:42:23 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    The History of Paschal Time WE GIVE THE NAME OF PASCHAL TIME to the period between Easter Sunday and the Saturday following Whit Sunday. It is the most sacred portion of the Liturgical year, and the one towards which the whole Cycle converges. We shall easily understand how this is, if we reflect on the greatness of the Easter Feast, which is called the Feast of Feasts, and the Solemnity of solemnities, in the same manner, says St. Gregory, as the most sacred part of the Temple was called the Holy of holies: and the Book of Sacred Scripture,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-30-13, Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

    03/29/2013 9:52:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies ^ | 03-30-13 | Revised New American Bible
    March 30, 2013 Holy Saturday – Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter   Reading 1 Gn 1:1—2:2 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said,“Let there be light,” and there was light.God saw how good the light was.God then separated the light from the darkness.God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”Thus evening came, and morning followed—the first day. Then God said,“Let there be a dome in the middle of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PASSIONTIDE, 08-27-12

    08/27/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 08-27-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PASSIONTIDE The week before Easter from Passion Palm Sunday to and including the Easter Vigil. It was formerly the last two weeks before Easter Sunday. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: VICTIMAE PASCHALI, 07-11-12

    07/11/2012 11:45:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 07-11-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):VICTIMAE PASCHALI The hymn to the Paschal Victim, which is the Easter sequence for the Mass on Easter Sunday and through the octave. Composed by Wipo (d. 1050) of Burgundy (or Swabia), it commemorates Christ's triumphant conquest of death. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: EASTER CONTROVERSY, 02-03-12

    02/03/2012 9:40:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies
    Featured Term (selected at random):EASTER CONTROVERSY A protracted dispute in the second and third centuries over the date for celebration of Easter. The Eastern Church terminated Lent and began Easter celebration on the fourteenth day of Nisan regardless of the day of the week on which this date fell. The Jews celebrated Passover then, and the Pasch kept by Christ was also on that day. It was claimed that this practice was received from the Apostles Philip and John. The Western Church always celebrated the Christian Pasch on the Sunday following the fourteenth day of the full moon of the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: EASTER, 11-29-11

    11/29/2011 10:23:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 11-29-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):EASTER The day commemorating Christ's Resurrection from the dead. It is the greatest of all Christian festivals, having the central place in the liturgical year. It is the Christian feast linked with the Jewish Pasch. The exultant Alleluia is constantly repeated in the Mass and Divine Office, the Vidi Aquam replaces the Asperges, and the Regina Coeli the Angelus. The Easter season continues from Easter Sunday to Trinity Sunday inclusive. (Etym. Anglo-Saxon Eastre, Teutonic goddess of dawn and spring.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used...