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I'm a firm believer that the more we understand the faith of our elder brothers and sisters, the more we will come to understand and deepen our own faith. I hope that this series brings you closer to the beautiful mystery of Easter. ...read more
A reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday The season of Easter continues for seven weeks, marking the fifty days between Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Easter lasts even longer than Lent! The Gospel for this Sunday, the Second Sunday of Easter, is ...read more
The momentous occasions of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s election to the See of Peter twelve years ago today – April 19, 2005 - and his courageous resignation from that office on February 11, 2013 – stand as landmark moments in the life of the Catholic Church and in the life of the world. ...read more
Second Sunday of Easter, Year A – April 23rd, 2017 Divine Mercy Sunday “Doubting Thomas” is a term often used to describe someone who refuses to believe something without direct, personal evidence: a skeptic. It refers of course to Thomas, one of the Twelve, whose name occurs in all the gospel lists of the apostles. ...read more
During the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father gave an unscripted homily. The Pope’s Easter message “Urbi et Orbi” is given to the world at the end of mass, from the central loggia of the Vatican Basilica. Here is the English language translation of the “Urbi et Orbi” message: Dear Brothers ...read more
I wonder why in English we don’t refer to Easter as “Passover”. I suspect that for the first Christians, “Passover” is what it was all about. ...read more