Easter Present

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 Posted in writing | No Comments »

“Christmas” and “presents” are two words that seem to just naturally go together, but “Easter presents” sounds a little odd. Still, if you stop to think about it, Easter celebrates an extraordinary present --- the Resurrection. At Easter, we remember ...

Where Is the One We Seek: Second Week

Sunday, April 27th, 2014 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The gospel for the second Sunday of Easter is the story of Jesus’ appearance to his followers on Easter night. Though they were hiding behind locked doors, Jesus appeared, wishing them peace, breathing the Holy Spirit on them, and entrusting ...

Easter Every Day

Monday, April 8th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

If you went to Mass on Easter Sunday, you might have heard the triumphant hymn, “Jesus Christ is risen today!” But would you think it odd if you went to Mass a week later or five Sundays later and ...

Easter Amazement

Saturday, March 30th, 2013 Posted in photo, writing | No Comments »

According to the story told by Luke and John, when Jesus came to his friends after the Resurrection, he showed them the wounds in his hands and feet (Luke) or his hands and side (John). But he didn’t show these ...

Gift and Duty

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 Posted in writing | 2 Comments »

Fifty years ago, Sister Kathleen told our grade school class in Omaha that because Jesus gave his followers the power of forgiveness on Easter night, we could get to be friends with God again if we sinned. That sounded like ...