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Pope Francis spreads holy water as he celebrates Pentecost Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope tells faithful at Pentecost Mass, ‘We were made to be God’s children’

Archbishop Socrates Villegas (AP)

The president of the bishops’ conference said it was part of their vocation to speak out on political matters

Confessions are said to have increased across England and Wales (CNS photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier)

Cardinal Nichols noted that there had been a significant increase in Catholics receiving the sacrament in the last six months

Cardinal Napier (CNS)

‘What is new about this exhortation is its tone,’ said Cardinal Wilfrid Napier

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivering his Easter Sunday sermon  (PA)

Archbishop Justin Welby has responded to revelations about his biological father with authority and theological clarity

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Bishop Richard Malone and law professor Helen Alvare (CNS)

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said the Pope is attempting to help people encounter Jesus and feel the love of God

Pope Francis reaches for a balloon in St. Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope was speaking during his latest general audience in St Peter’s Square

Mother Angelica, founder of the Eternal Word Television Network, is pictured in a 1992 photo  (CNS)

Mother Angelica overcame her ‘traumatic childhood’ through faith, not psychotherapy

Mother Angelica (CNS)

Mother Angelica could be vociferous in defending Our Lord and she sparred with important men of the cloth

Peter and John running to Jesus’s empty tomb by Swiss painter Eugène Burnand

Word this Week

Easter Sunday, Acts 10:34 & 37-43; Col 3:1-4; Jn 20:1-9 (Year C)