Pourquoi « La mort un vendredi après-midi » est un livre incontournable à lire


EWTN News: Death on a Friday Afternoon

EWTN News, Inc. is the world’s largest Catholic news organization, dedicated to reporting the truth in light of the Gospel and the Catholic Church. One of the books that caught the attention of a Christian traveler was Death on a Friday Afternoon by the late Father Richard Neuhaus. The book is a spiritual classic that dwells on the « Seven Last Words From the Cross. » Father Neuhaus, a Catholic convert, left behind a beautifully written book that fills the heart with love of the Lord and deep sorrow all at once. As a person who has battled pain and illness for years, this book comforted the traveler in a way no other book has. It made the traveler realize that as a Christian, suffering is a way to peace on the other side of the cross.

What Happens During the Liturgical Events on Holy Thursday?

Holy Thursday is a significant day in the Christian calendar, marking the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his apostles. The liturgical events on Holy Thursday include the washing of the feet, the institution of the Eucharist, and the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. The washing of the feet is a symbolic gesture of humility and service, where the priest washes the feet of twelve people, representing the twelve apostles. The institution of the Eucharist is the commemoration of the Last Supper, where Jesus broke bread and shared wine with his apostles, saying, « This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. » The betrayal of Jesus by Judas is a reminder of the human weakness and the need for repentance.

The Ban on Gender Transition Surgeries for Minors

The Brazilian Senate has approved a bill that bans gender transition surgeries for minors. The bill aims to protect children and adolescents from being forced to change their sexual identity by adults. The bill prohibits providing minors with hormone therapies, puberty blockers, or gender transition surgeries. The bill has been welcomed by conservative groups and criticized by LGBTQ+ activists. The bill raises questions about the rights of minors to make decisions about their own bodies and the role of parents and the state in protecting them.

Keywords: EWTN News, Catholic, Holy Thursday, Last Supper, liturgical events, washing of the feet, Eucharist, betrayal, gender transition surgeries, minors, hormone therapies, puberty blockers, LGBTQ+.

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