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It’s Friday. A day that throughout most of the year is focused on penance and remembrance of the cross of Christ. But Easter Friday is Easter so we rejoice in the resurrection of Christ, one expression of which is that we can eat meat! (See Canon 1251) The seasons of fasting in the Church help us to focus intently on penance. Now Easter is here, and not only is it unnecessary to fast, but it is down right inappropriate. This is the situation of... [Read more]
Thursday in the Easter Octave lets us look at everything in light of the Resurrection. Illuminated by the mystery of the Risen Lord, the following post offers a series of reflections for the Luminous Mysteries. My hope is that it can a be of assistance in your rosary today. Feel free to read now, or when you have a rosary on hand.
The Baptism of Christ
(Mt 3:1–2, 13–16)
“Basically, the whole mystery of Christ in the world can be summed up in... [Read more]
Lent is a great time for Catholics to return to Confession, but it would be wrong to think that Easter is not. In fact, with a little reflection, we can find many reasons why Easter is a particularly graced time to go to Confession, even after a lackluster Lent. As a start, I propose seven reasons.
Confession is Christ’s Easter gift to the Church.
On the first Easter Sunday, the Risen Christ appeared to his disciples and gave them the power to... [Read more]