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I had the chance to meet earlier this year with three young adults who joined the organizing committee of the 2008 Eucharistic Congress (CEI 2008) in Quebec City. They are part of a special program called “A Year for God.” The young people joining the program not only get an amazing work experience, but they ...read more
But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them …”Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know — this Jesus, delivered up according to ...read more
I love the Gospel we read Easter Sunday morning. I’m sure it’s a familiar one to you — Peter and John run to the tomb and see the linen cloths while Mary Magdalene stands outside weeping. It’s the exchange between Mary Magdalene and our Lord that I find so stirring. For a moment, place yourself ...read more
I’d like to take a moment to share with you the second reading from the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday. It comes from an ancient Holy Saturday homily. I hope you enjoy the wonderful imagery as you prepare to welcome Easter Sunday! The Lord’s Descent into the Underworld Something strange is happening – there ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Why was Jesus condemned to death? How is it that a man like this ended up on the cross? What were the motives of those responsible for Jesus’ death? Who killed Jesus? What killed Jesus… and what vicious circles of violence continue to crucify him today among his brothers and sisters ...read more
What are you thinking Lord? I know you are fully God, and I know you trust in your Father, but as fully man, you must feel some trepidation as you consider the great burden of the sins your shoulders are to bear; shoulders that seem to curl like a sheet of paper, hardly able to ...read more
As we enter into the Easter Triduum I just want to remind our viewers that we will offer full coverage of all the Vatican’s liturgical celebrations. For full details of these broadcasts please see our Holy Week Programming Updater. Though our broadcast team will be working hard to bring you all these programs, Zoom will ...read more
What an incredible model of priesthood we find in the Gospel for the Holy Thursday celebration: the Lord and Saviour who kneels before us to wash our feet in a gesture of humility and service! Earlier on in the meal on that fateful night, Jesus broke bread with his friends and his betrayer. Drinking from ...read more
I’ve always enjoyed Holy Thursday the most of all Holy Week liturgies. I guess the music at Mass had a lot to do with it. We get to sing: Table Song, Bread for the World, Now We Remain, We Have Been Told, Take and Eat, We Remember, and as a Psalm, Our Blessing Cup (my ...read more
Years ago a priest once told me to pray for the Holy Father. Pray for the Holy Father? Why does he need prayers? He’s the Holy Father! I suppose it was a little naive of me to think that way. But I think we often have that attitude. Priests? Why should I pray for a ...read more