October 23, 2018

Tag - Easter

This Happy Easter

From time to time we learn of heroic people who, moved with genuine love, try to save someone who is drowning or trapped inside a burning building. In some cases their altruism ends in an added tragedy: both victim and rescuer perish. If the love of...

The Greatest Movie Ever Made

The Venerable Fulton J. Sheen used to say that before every Easter there has to be a Good Friday. No Easter season has ever underscored the absolute veracity of this adage for me than the last one. I have a very dear friend who seems to have had a...

Regarding Carefully Locked Doors

Happy Easter to all of you! No, I am not a week late. No, I am not trying to be facetious. I am simply trying to be realistic. Last Sunday was Easter for ideal believers. This is our Easter: the Easter for all the “Thomases” of this world—you know:...

Rejoicing in the Resurrection

Nobody would ever ask us point blank: “How was your Easter celebration last year?” People ask us how we are doing; who won the game last night; if we know how the weather is going to be this weekend, etc. The only one who could ask us about last...

Jesus Offers Us a Free Gift

Many years ago, while on vacation, my family and I traveled northwest to see the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  We drove to Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada. We traveled along Canadian highway 1A till we reached the eastern shore of Lake Louise...

Jesus Is In My Heart

Once there was a boy with a disability; he was slightly retarded, and also had cerebral palsy.  His name was Jeremy, and he was seven years old.  Instead of being placed in a special classroom at his parish school, Jeremy was mainstreamed, which...

The Ideal Disciple

Come to think of it, to illustrate in fitting fashion the most earthshaking event in the history of humankind ever, the Church should have picked an Easter gospel passage that conveyed clearly and unequivocally the Resurrection of Jesus from the...

Through Jesus, Everything Has Become New

An ancient Jewish legend says that after God created the world, He asked all the angels what they thought of it, and one of them replied, “It’s truly wonderful, Lord—but one thing is lacking: the sound of praise to the Creator.” In response, the...

Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Three women went to a tomb just outside the city limits of Jerusalem in the morning of the day after Jesus of Nazareth, at a place named Golgotha, had been horribly crucified as a criminal and his body buried in a nearby garden owned by a wealthy...