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Holy Saturday: Harrowing Hell

04/11/2009 Comment

Christ's Descent into Limbo by Andrea Mantegna and studio, c. 1470. (wiki)

What happened on Holy Saturday? It’s in the creed: “He descended into hell.” Click here for a great, pictorial run-down of an ancient Holy Saturday homily.

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About Guest Blogger/Tom Hoopes

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Tom Hoopes is Vice President of College Relations and writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He has written for the Register for more than 20 years and was its executive editor for 10. His writing has appeared in First Things’ First Thoughts, National Review Online, Crisis, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside Catholic and Columbia. He has served as press secretary for the Chairman of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee. He and his wife, April, were editorial co-directors of Faith & Family magazine for 5 years. They have nine children.