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From Fear to Faith – A Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter

April 7, 2018 0 Comments
From Fear to Faith – A Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter

In Sunday’s Gospel, the risen Lord appeared to the Apostles, who were gathered together in one place. The fact that they were gathered in one place is not without significance, for it is there that the Lord chose to appear to them. One of them was not there and thus missed the blessing of seeing […]

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Fearful Yet Overjoyed – The Journey to Resurrection Faith

March 30, 2016 2 Comments
Fearful Yet Overjoyed – The Journey to Resurrection Faith

The gospels of the Easter Octave describe not just an event, but even more so, a journey. We are tempted to think that the disciples and apostles, having seen the risen Lord, were immediately confirmed in their faith and stripped of all doubt. But that is not the case. Nearly all of the resurrection accounts […]

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Why Was the Resurrection Such a Hidden Event?

March 27, 2016 8 Comments
Why Was the Resurrection Such a Hidden Event?

There is something of a hidden quality to the resurrection appearances that has always puzzled me. St. Peter gives voice to this when he says to Cornelius, God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God […]

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My Way Gets Brighter, My Load Gets Lighter – A Homily on the Easter Emmaus Gospel

March 26, 2016 3 Comments
My Way Gets Brighter, My Load Gets Lighter – A Homily on the Easter Emmaus Gospel

There are four different Gospels proposed by the Church for Easter Sunday. Here I offer a homily on the Lucan account of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. I have written sermons and commentaries on two of the other Gospels; they are available here: John 20:1-8 The Journey from Fear to Faith Matt […]

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Through the Liturgy the Lord Reorders our Lives. A Reflection on the Road to Emmaus

April 11, 2012 14 Comments

The very familiar passage about Jesus’ encounter with the disciples on the road to Emmaus is rich with many themes and teachings. I have commented elsewhere that the whole passage is, essentially in the structure of a Mass. You can read that reflection here: Mass on the Move In this reflection it is worth considering […]

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A Chronological Sequence of the Resurrection Appearances

April 6, 2010 23 Comments

This Blog post is a follow-up from yesterday’s blog. When we encounter the resurrection accounts in the New Testament we face a challenge  in putting all the pieces together in a way that the sequence of the events flow in logical order. This is due to the fact that no one Gospel presents all, or […]

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Making Sense of the Resurrection Accounts: Are there Discrepancies?

April 5, 2010 15 Comments

When we read the various accounts of the Resurrection in the four Gospels, Acts and Pauline Epistles we can easily be puzzled by some apparent discrepancies in the details. The word “apparent” is important because some who wish to cast doubt on the historicity of the Resurrection often wish to make more of these differences […]

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Resurrection Meditation

April 12, 2009 0 Comments

Art and music come together in this video as a meditation on the Resurrection. The Latin Hymn to our Lady is Regina Caeli Laetare Alleluia. Quia quem meruisiti portare, Alleluia Resurrexit sicut dixit. Alleluia (Translation: Queen of Heaven rejoice, Alleluia. For He whom you merited to bear Alleluia has risen as he said. Alleluia).

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