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S+L BLOG: Good Friday



On Good Friday at 5:00 p.m., Rome time in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the celebration of the Lord’s Passion. During the Liturgy of the Word, the Passion according to the Gospel of John was proclaimed. This was followed by the homily delivered by the Preacher of the Papal Household, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap. ...read more
A reflection on the Passion of our Lord What do we celebrate on Good Friday? Why do we drag ourselves through the Passion year after year instead of skipping right ahead to the joy of the resurrection at Easter? Do we not know that Jesus is risen? Do we suffer from annual amnesia, reliving the same ...read more
Good Friday, Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion – April 14th, 2017 As we commemorate Good Friday for this year, I have chosen to share with you the following reflection on what Pope John Paul II taught us at the end of his life. I cannot recall Good Friday without remembering Saint John Paul II, especially ...read more
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On Good Friday afternoon, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, preached the Tre Ore Ceremony of the Seven Last Words of Christ in St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. Below is the seventh reflection based on Luke 23:44:?46 Seventh Word: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit!” It was now about noon and darkness came over ...read more
On Good Friday afternoon, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, preached the Tre Ore Ceremony of the Seven Last Words of Christ in St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. Below is the sixth reflection based on John 19:29-30 Sixth Word: “It is finished.” There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked ...read more