November 19, 2019

Tag - Resurrection

He Has Been Raised

He is not here but He has been raised! This, my friends is the fact that has turned the world upside down. For anyone who dares to believe this incredible news of victory over sin, despair, darkness and death, the only reasonable choice is to...

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...

Promises, Promises

Each day, we make promises. For those of us who are married, we made promises to our spouses on the day of our marriage. “I promise to be true to you.” For those of us who are ordained, we made promises to our bishop on the day of our ordination as...

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...

The Road to Endless Life

In my 45 years of ministerial priesthood, I have found myself confronted by situations that elicited in me spontaneous, irrepressible pity. As a priest, of course, I know and I preach about the value of suffering in union with Christ. I maintain...

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...

Sister Death

This week the Church celebrates the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Until 1959, this Sunday was known as Passion Sunday because it marked the beginning of Passiontide, a period of intense preparation for the rites of Holy Week. This year we hear the Gospel...

Assurances Of The Risen Lord

This Gospel that we read today is read every year on the 2nd Sunday of Easter.  But every time I read this Gospel passage, I feel sorry for poor Thomas.  I think he has been unfairly branded.  Because of this Gospel text, he is forever known as the...

Joining Our Lives To The Risen Lord

There’s a cemetery in Geneva, Switzerland, famous for its many beautiful and expressive monuments and tombstones.  A particularly striking one has a granite carving of a father lying in his grave, with his daughter kneeling beside him, weeping and...

You Are Witnesses Of These Things

On this Third Sunday of Easter, the first reading as well as the Gospel account are both all about recognition, about recognizing the presence of Jesus Christ and who He really is. In the first reading (Acts 3:13-15, 17-19) we find Peter and John at...

Click to access the login or register cheese