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Tell the Whole Story of Mary Madalene on Easter Sunday

The full story of Mary Magdalene’s Easter proclamation of the Risen Christ is NEVER heard on Easter Sunday (John 20: 1 – 18).  Thus, Catholics are deprived of learning about the gifts, grace, courage, and ministry of women such as Mary Magdalene whose memorial was raised to a feast day in 2016 and is officially known as the “Apostle of the Apostles.”  

As we head towards the 2024 Synod, raising awareness and opening new dialogues about the need to include Mary Magdalene’s apostolic witness of the Risen Christ — the whole story of John 20: 1 – 18 — on Easter Sunday.   

This is one omission that could be easily rectified and would provide Catholics with the beautiful and courageous example of Mary Magdalene’s extraordinary faith and place in our tradition.