Easter Morning

The heart of our Catholic Existence is to replicate the Risen Christ’s life. It is not Good Friday that saves our souls, but Easter morning. For without our Lord’s victorious rising from the tomb, the ignominy of the Cross would have just be … [Read more...]

Not Guilty

The Final Scapegoat and the Easter Verdict

Sacrifice has been bound up with biblical religion since the earliest, “pre-historical” chapters of Genesis. Genesis chapters 2 and 3 can be read as one continuous Sabbath day following the Seventh day of rest from Genesis 1, on which Adam a … [Read more...]

Easter Is an Eight Day Feast

Aren’t the Sacraments of Confession and the Eucharist, in fact, the Sacraments of Divine Mercy? Since the Second Vatican Council and the Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year, the Church has been emphasizing the importance of c … [Read more...]

THE EXULTET: Liturgical Treasure of the Easter Vigil

The Exultet is a very lengthy, yet beautiful proclamation of the resurrection of Christ, resembling Haggadah, the great proclamation in the Jewish Pascal supper. The Benedictine theologian of liturgy, Cyprian Vagaggini, points out … [Read more...]