Elizabeth Barnstead

Was there a total solar eclipse when Jesus died?

Was there a total solar eclipse when Jesus died?

In Luke 23:44-45 of the New American Bible Revised Edition — the Bible translation heard at U.S. Catholic Masses — the verses explicitly refer to a solar eclipse preceding Jesus’ death: “It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun.”

Sisters helping My Sister’s Keeper

Sisters helping My Sister’s Keeper

As part of Catholic Sisters Week, several Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph and Ursuline Associates spent March 11 and 12 making blankets to donate to an Owensboro emergency shelter for women and children.