Chair in the sanctuary

A reader asks monsignor Pope, Is it proper for the priest who is celebrating Mass to leave the sanctuary and sit in the congregation to listen to the homily when it is delivered by a deacon? In a word: No. As a

The date of Passover

Question: A skeptical friend told me that the Gospels do not agree on the date of Passover and that three Gospels say Holy Thursday was a Passover meal and one Gospel says it wasn’t. Is this true? How can I resolve this

Finding the East in Easter

The Resurrection is arguably the central tenet of Christianity. It’s what’s most important. Jesus died, and he rose again. Pretty simple. Pretty straightforward. Pretty easy to understand (if not to digest). Or that’s what I thought before I embarked on a Lenten

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