Reflections

Reflections

Reflections


Showing items for 'March 2013'

Good Friday (March 29, 2013)

Posted by Fr. Steve Lacroix, C.S.C. on

Today is Good Friday. Jesus' body has been taken down from the cross and laid in the tomb. The tomb has been sealed, and now we wait. There's not much else we can do as Good Friday comes to a close. I think that's one reason why Good Friday is so difficult for us. We know that Easter is just...

Easter Sunday (March 31, 2013)

Posted by Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

We don't often think of it, but a significant symbol of the Resurrection of Jesus is the stone that was rolled away from the tomb. This was a massive piece of rock; two or three grown men would struggle to move it. When the tomb is guarded by armed soldiers, it becomes well-nigh impossible. Yet...

Joseph, the Adoptive-Father Saint

Posted by Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C. on

"The Brothers of Holy Cross (originally the Brothers ofSt. Joseph) were for us during formation the clearest earthly example of the humble but effective adoptive-father saint," writes Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., in reflecting on St. Joseph, the Patron of the Holy Cross Brothers. "They taught us...

Palm Sunday (March 24, 2013)

Posted by Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

So, we have ourselves a new Pope! It remains to be seen how his papacy will evolve, but if the beginnings are any indication, it will be full of surprises. Pope Francis wasn't on anyone's short list of candidates, but from what I read in the Catholic press, he was saying and doing some things...

5th Sunday of Lent (March 17, 2013)

Posted by Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

If there is one line that perfectly captures all three of Sunday's (Cycle C) readings, it's this: God has a very bad memory! In the First reading, we see Isaiah proclaiming how God will bring about a second exodus for his people, this time from the Babylonian Captivity. Through the prophet...

4th Sunday in Lent (March 10, 2013)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

I can just imagine the scene in the Gospel (Cycle C). Jesus is eating with the tax collectors and sinners; He and his disciples are having a blast, thoroughly enjoying the company, the food, the drink. Somewhere in the vicinity are the scribes and Pharisees, harrumphing over the fact that this...