19Apr Good Friday

Consummated, completed, achieved to the last degree, engraved forever on the memory of mankind...

18Apr Presider’s Page for 18 April (Holy Thursday)

The liturgy that begins this Thursday evening continues until we reach Easter. We are at the start of a three-day celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. We journey from the Last Supper to Gethsemane tonight, from there to Calvary tomorrow, and from the tomb to resurrection and new life at the Vigil of Easter Sunday.

18Apr Holy Thursday

What exactly had Jesus in mind through the symbolism of the broken bread and the shared wine?

17Apr Wednesday in Holy Week

Poor Judas was doubtless talented and rather idealistic; but he became an icon of treachery. Why?

16Apr Tuesday in Holy Week

The life of Jesus interweaves two contrasting strands: apparent failure and ultimate triumph...

15Apr Notre Dame de Paris – Notre-Dame refleurira!

Our prayers and sympathies go to the Catholic community of Paris and to all French people following the devasting fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.

Updated - Notre-Dame refleurira!

15Apr The Obstacle to rooting out Clericalism – the clergy

Clericalism is a world wide problem in the church. But, are (we) priests in utter denial?
The Jesuit Institute of South Africa have published a challenging article on their website.
"There are, it seems, a growing number of us priests who would be better off heading-up dictatorial fiefdoms...... Priests have, for many people, become the weekly cross they bear."

15Apr “He descended into Hell”

Joe O Leary writes on Holy Week.
"At the heart of our faith lies the death of Christ, which is not a mere sudden event of long ago but a vast space that contains all human experience of suffering and death, guilt and despair. Descending into that chasm in meditation, we find that it is a gracious place, throbbing with the promise of resurrection."

15Apr Monday in Holy Week

The iconic, worshipful gesture done for Jesus by Mary of Bethany deserves more prominence in our liturgy..

14Apr Easter Vigil – Liturgical Highpoint or Endurance Marathon? Some alternative suggestions

Does anyone care to share their parish experiences, share what actually happens with parish celebrations of the Vigil rather than the ideal one would wish for?

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