Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Holy Week, or Passion Week, ushers us into the very pinnacle of our Catholic faith. It gives us a new opportunity to immerse ourselves in the heart of the salvation story, and to encounter the very essence of Jesus and his saving mission. It is an opportunity not to...

Fifth Sunday of Lent

When we read Jeremiah’s prophecy, we are astounded that God would promise so much to people who were so undeserving. Generations of the Chosen People had sought God’s favor, and had offered countless sacrifices, but they had also repeatedly disobeyed him. Despite...

Fourth Sunday of Lent

God so loved the world… These familiar words from today’s Gospel are actually a radical announcement about God and his relationship with us: He loves us! This is part of the joyful proclamation we ponder on this Fourth Sunday of Lent, also known as Laetare Sunday...

Third Sunday of Lent

The Ten Commandments have been given a bad reputation in modern society. They are looked down on, as if they were the classic proof of how negative and repressive religion is. Self-confident non-believers ask: Who wants to listen to some ancient myth about a divine...

Second Sunday of Lent

Either God is everything to us, and we give him everything, or we live as if he is just another detail to keep track of, while keeping our most precious things for ourselves. Part of the challenge of Lent is to put God once more at the very center of our lives, no...