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A detail from the Agony in the Garden by El Greco

Palm Sunday, IS 50: 4-7; Phil 2: 6-11; MK 14:1 -15:47 (Year B)

A portion of the Book of Isaiah from the Dead Sea scrolls on display in Jerusalem (PA)

Time for another Dead Sea earthquake

The chronology of earthquakes in the Holy Land from the Bronze Age to the present is alarming

A detail from Saint Joseph and the Christ Child by Guido Reni (CNS)

St Teresa had a neat explanation as to why St Joseph, whose novena starts today, is so successful in answering our prayers

People view the Shroud of Turin (CNS)

The display of the shroud should be ‘a time of grace’, an Italian archbishop has said

Archbishop Cushley meeting inhabitants of Chipolomba village including Mary Jackson, in the yellow jumper

The Catholic definition of charity

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is helping farmers in Malawi

The Passion of Jesus performed by the Wintershall Players in Trafalgar Square (PA)

The Incarnation is drama in the true sense of the Greek word

The Annunciation by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)

The promise of Advent embraces us all

Word this week: Fourth Sunday of Advent, 2 Sm 7: 1-5, 8-2 & 14; Rm 16: 25-27; Lk 1: 26-38 (Year B)

Children in  a nativity play in a Catholic school (AP)

The end of the Christmas play would be a great shame

Pope Francis burns incense in front of a statue of Mary (CNS)

Muslims and Christians are like-minded when it comes to revering Mary

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells Malawi bishops to focus on families