Easter Promises Are Personal

Throughout Holy Week, many journalists connected the smoking rubble of Notre Dame to Easter. In a splendid editorial, the National Post observed “The joy the world felt at Notre Dame’s survival… is just a taste of the joy and thankfulness all...

Christ’s Resurrection Triumphs Over Evil

“We proclaim the resurrection of Christ when his light illuminates the dark moments of our existence, and we are able to share it with others” (Pope Francis). Today’s Gospel: John 20:1-9 – Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord As I read the Easter Sunday Gospel,...

Easter Vigil: A Tour of Unseen Realities

Eight weeks ago today, I marveled, not for the first time, at the magnificence of the cathedral church of Notre Dame in Paris. I gazed at the glorious rose windows, at the lofty gothic arches, and admired the statues.But there was something hidden that I didn’t...

Easter: Faith, hope and love

Easter Sunday | Jn 20:1-18 Within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, there is a very small structure known as the Edicule. As far as archaeologists and historians can tell, this tiny chapel houses the remains of the tomb in which Jesus was placed after he...

Now you know the end of the story

Easter Vigil “I just wish I knew how the story ended”. These words were said to me by a man who was going through a difficult time in his life. So much seemed to be going wrong for him. The uncertainty about how things would work out in the future caused him a great...

Seeing glory in the Cross

Good Friday | Passion of John (18:1-19:42) On Good Friday we focus on the cross. Although we are accustomed to seeing the cross displayed in art and even around our necks, for the first several hundred years of Christianity, followers of Jesus rarely, if ever, used...

The importance of remembrance

Holy Thursday | Ex 12:1-8; 11-14; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15 When people give advice, they often recommend that you remember some past event so that the way you live now may be changed. If you are passing through a hard time, someone might say “remember that time when...

The needed antidote to apathy 

By Bishop Arthur SerratelliIn February 1915, only six months after the beginning of World War I, Lancet, a British medical Read the Whole Article at its Original...