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You Are Witnesses of These Things – A Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

April 14, 2018 2 Comments
You Are Witnesses of These Things – A Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

This Sunday’s Gospel speaks to the necessity of becoming witnesses of Jesus’ resurrection Jesus. It begins with the necessary foundation of the Church’s proclamation: The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon! (Luke 24:34) This solemn declaration forms the doctrinal certitude of the resurrection. On this foundation of the truth, the personal […]

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Why Didn’t Christ Stay with His Disciples Continuously from the Resurrection to His Ascension?

April 9, 2018 7 Comments
Why Didn’t Christ Stay with His Disciples Continuously from the Resurrection to His Ascension?

After Christ rose from the dead, He appeared to His disciples at certain places and times, but did not seem to stay with them continuously. On the first Easter Sunday, He appeared six times in rather rapid succession: first to Mary Magdalene, then to the women at the tomb, third as the women left the […]

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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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