The triumph of the cross: The hope of Holy Week
This is a painting by Matthias Grunewald entitled "The Small Crucifixion." Few artists have conveyed the scene of the crucifixion with the intense realism that Grunewald brings to his composition. (CNS photo/Samuel H. Kress Collection via National Gallery of Art)

The triumph of the cross: The hope of Holy Week

Contemplating the crucifixion, as depicted in great works of art, draws viewers more fully into Jesus’ suffering

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Cathedral moves the tabernacle back to the sanctuary altar
Bishop J. Mark Spalding celebrated Mass at on the Solemnity of the Annunciation at the Cathedral of the Incarnation Nashville, TN on Thursday, 25 March 2021. It was the first Mass at the cathedral after the tabernacle was moved from a side chapel to the main altar.

Cathedral moves the tabernacle back to the sanctuary altar

The move is part of an ongoing restoration of the Cathedral

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Cloister seniors mark Tennessee Tree Day by planting 100 trees to help re-leaf Nashville
The Cloister Tree Project Chair Bill Baker and Josephine Chromy throw symbolic shovelfuls of soil on one of the 100 trees the community plans to plant. Looking on are Nancy Huggins and Mary Sue Jones.

Cloister seniors mark Tennessee Tree Day by planting 100 trees to help re-leaf Nashville

Project is part of a larger effort to restore the tree canopy in the city

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Escaping violence and poverty, migrants continue to arrive at southern U.S. border
Migrant children from Central America take refuge from the rain in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle in Penitas, Texas, March 14, 2021, as they await to be transported after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)

Escaping violence and poverty, migrants continue to arrive at southern U.S. border

Catholic agencies assist adults, unaccompanied minors who cross the border to seek safety, family reunification in U.S.

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Virtual closeness, real community: During pandemic, Pope’s ministry flourishes online
Pope Francis is pictured on a Vatican television camera as he celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this Feb. 17, 2021, file photo. The pope and his liturgy and communication teams have made deliberate decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic to convey the pope's closeness to those suffering. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Virtual closeness, real community: During pandemic, Pope’s ministry flourishes online

As Holy Week approaches, Pope will continue to connect with faithful around the world through video and social media

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