Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

The gift that every human being – and our whole world – needs most is the gift of peace. This wonderful gift can only come from the One who is the Prince of Peace (cf. Is 9:6), the One at whose birth the hosts of heaven praised God with the words, “Glory to God in the...

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

The Lord is truly risen! Alleluia! Those of us who attended the Easter Vigil last night welcomed with great delight the glorious light that pierced through the darkness and the victorious ringing of the Church bells that pealed as we sang Gloria in Excelsis Deo. The...

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

We have come to Holy Week, the high point of the Church’s liturgical year. We make every effort to enter fully into this week, during which our task may be described in Jesus’ words to Peter, James and John in the garden: “Remain here and keep watch.” We strive to...

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Today the penitential, somber spirit of Lent gives way to the joyful celebration of the Annunciation. In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus said, “when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.” How can he be lifted up unless he first comes down? And how can...

Fifth Sunday of Lent

We are approaching the culmination of our Lenten journey; this is the final week before Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We continue to reflect on Jesus’ sufferings and on how they strengthen us as we pass through this valley of tears. Today, once again, Jesus...