Urbi et Orbi

The crowds at the Vatican for the Pope’s Easter message Urbi et Orbi numbered around 100,000. Link here for the text. The beautiful thing about the message is that it is an uncompromising re-affirmation of the resurrection, and as such, is not only for the world’s Catholics, but for all Christians of faith and good [Read More...]

The Holly and Lily Crowd

On observing the larger numbers for Easter one pastor wisecracked, “I have to apologize to all of you about all the lilies in Church. I wanted to get poinsettas, so it would look just like it did last time you were here…” [Read more...]

Easter Coverage

Amy Welborn covers Easter worldwide. She’s got moving photographs from Catholic celebrations of the Triduum from around the world. She’s also posted to Pope’s Easter message to the world as well as his homily at the Easter Vigil. Thanks, Amy for keeping at it while other bloggers were taking time off! [Read more...]

Christ is Risen – Alleluia

The Triduum at St Mary’s Greenville was splendid. I was priviledged to celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday. Fr Bart Leon celebrated conducted the Good Friday Liturgy and Fr Chris Smith presided at the Easter Vigil. The priests were supported by the whole team at St Mary’s–choir, our army of splendid altar [Read More...]

Holy Week

I’m signing off for Holy Week, and will be back with the Alleluias. [Read more...]

With This Ring I Thee Wed

A dear friend sent me this link to a story of a Jewish guy who converted to the Catholic faith. The story of his conversion is moving and real, then the story goes sour as he recounts his disappointing experience of Catholicism on the ground. He comes across New Agey kooks leading RCIA, ignorant Catholics, [Read More...]