Reflections

Easter Sunday (April 20, 2014)

Published: April 22, 2014

Author: Rev. Charles B. Gordon, C.S.C., The Garaventa Center, University of Portland

Long before we arrive at our Gospel account of Christ’s Resurrection, the symbols of the Easter season, the spring flowers, eggs, rabbits and lambs, reveal to us that Easter is a celebration of new life.

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Easter Sunday (April 19, 2014)

Published: April 20, 2014

Author: Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C.

If all we had was Good Friday then our life and our world would be totally at the mercy of those who do evil. Falsity would triumph over truth, injustice over justice, evil over good.

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Good Friday (April 18, 2014)

Published: April 18, 2014

Author: Rev. Charles B. Gordon, C.S.C., The Garaventa Center, University of Portland

We want the truth. Our hunger for truth is a basic human instinct – an instinct that is every bit as real as the desire for love or riches.

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Holy Thursday (April 17, 2014)

Published: April 18, 2014

Author: Rev. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C.

Holy Thursday homily given by Rev. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C., provincial superior of the U.S. Province, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, April 17, 2014.

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Holy Thursday (April 17, 2014)

Published: April 16, 2014

Author: Rev. Charles B. Gordon, C.S.C., The Garaventa Center, University of Portland

“He was only at his best when things were at theirs.” Years ago, when I first read those words, applied I think to some King of England or Prince of Wales, they struck me as a very harsh criticism indeed, particularly of an Englishman.

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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (April 13, 2014)

Published: April 11, 2014

Author: Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C.

I hear the question every year: Why did Jesus have to die? Why did He have to die so horribly?

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Fifth Sunday of Lent (April 6, 2014)

Published: April 4, 2014

Author: Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C.

"Untie him and let him go free.”

Face it: all of us are tied up in one way or another. Some of us have self-imposed shackles, though we may be unaware of them or deny their existence.

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4th Sunday in Lent (March 30, 2014)

Published: March 28, 2014

Author: Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C.

I just love Sunday’s Gospel of the man born blind - he is so saucy and cheeky in the way he confronts the religious leaders. He wasn’t about to buy their “Because we said so” argument; he knew from his personal experience what was true and right.

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3rd Sunday of Lent (March 23, 2014)

Published: March 21, 2014

Author: Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C.

In Sunday’s Gospel Jesus encounters a woman of Samaria at Jacob’s well. It is noontime, and Jesus is thirsty. He asked the woman for a drink and she reacts in shock. Why? Because Jewish men just absolutely did not talk with an unaccompanied woman who was also considered to be a heathen.

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2nd Sunday of Lent (March 16, 2014)

Published: March 14, 2014

Author: Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C.

Every so often in life’s journey we get glimpses of God ... and those glimpses make all the difference in whether we continue the journey or falter. The disciples were ready to falter on their journey with Jesus when He told them that He was to suffer and die. This wasn’t part of their plan, they said ... Jesus was supposed to be the one who would demolish the enemies of Israel, not vice versa.

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