March 31, 2018

I post this selection from today's "Office of Readings" every year because I can't think of a better reflection on Christ's descent to the dead. Enjoy!

Second Reading

From an ancient homily on Holy Saturday

The Lord descends to the dead

Something strange is happening—there...

March 30, 2018

"Behold the man!" Pilate shouts to the crowd who has turned Jesus over to him. This Galilean is clearly innocent. But Pilate fears the rabble - if he refuses to condemn Christ, it will be proclaimed that he, the Roman Governor, is "no friend of Caesar's." If he does co...

March 29, 2018

Every year, the Church celebrates the "Easter Triduum" as the final three days of the season of Lent and the conclusion of Holy Week. By way of reflection, If you don't mind, I'd like to chime in along the way with a few observations and thoughts that might be benefici...

March 20, 2018

"I will sprinkle clean water upon you to cleanse you from all your impurities, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts. I will put...

March 11, 2018

"And he looked for an opportunity to betray him."  (Mark 14:11)

This should fill my heart with sorrow and a deep reflection. Judas is the Lord's friend. He has walked with him for three years, learned from him, received Jesus' love at every moment of every day. Judas ha...

March 2, 2018

"They rose up, drove him out of the town,

and led him to the brow of the hill on which their

town had been built,  to hurl him down headlong.

But he passed through the midst of them and went away."

                                  Luke 4:29-30...

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