LWIL # 14 Holy Week Killings

LWIL # 14 Holy Week Killings April 10, 2023

Last Week in Life it was


By the time this is published we are already basking in the glory that is


If you like History and/or the Catholic Faith

This Post is for you.

A lot of historical and Catholic things happen last week in life.

Several people were sentenced to death.

  • Jesus called the Christ
  • Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The accused Russian spies Julius and Ethel Rosenburg
  • Four California Highway Patrol officers
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

One particular unknown person started doing alot of killing.

Other people who made history this past week  include

  • Reformer of Prisons and Insane Asylums Dorothea Lynde Dix 
  • Blind Deaf author Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan
  • The first diagnosed Altimeters Patient Auguste Deter

And We also honor the beaver as it has its international day of recognition.

As The Pony Express took off fast so did Holy Week. At the time your reading this Holy Week is as over as The Pony Express. But still…

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life

On a warm, golden day in early August, I sat by the lake in the area of Park Corner on Prince Edward Island, where Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the beloved 1908 children’s novel Anne of Green Gables, spent her childhood summers. Sunlight glittered on the water; a soft breeze played among the reeds and feathery grasses. The view from my picnic blanket inspired stories and settings that have enraptured readers worldwide for more than a century. Montgomery’s tale of the imaginative orphan Anne Shirley captured the minds of so many people that she and her red-headed heroine quickly became global literary sensations.

Today, of course, Montgomery’s name is nearly inseparable from Anne of Green Gables, and many fans think of her and Anne as the same person. But by the author’s own account, readers have been wrong for more than a century.

The Author of ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Lived a Far Less Charmed Life Than Her Beloved Heroine | Arts & Culture| Smithsonian Magazine April/May 2023

Best of Twitter – All the best Tweets (best-of-twitter.com)

Last Week in Life Easy Access Portal | Mark Wilson (patheos.com)

Home – OSV News (catholicnews.com)

AP | Facebook

The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling on Apple Podcasts

The Bulletin February 24, 2023 (newsweek.com)

Monday April 3, 2023

St. Irene of Rome

Day 93: Strengths and Weaknesses— The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 93: The Meaning of the Resurrection — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

April 3 Archives – History.com

  •  Quote of the Day

    John Herreid@HerreidJohn (April 3, 2023) My hot take on The Passion of the Christ is that I saw it in pre-release form at a special screening before digital special effects had been added and I thought it was a much stronger film than the finished version

    Patrick Neve@catholicpat (April 3, 2023)

    People go back and forth about whether to give homeless people money.

    Just ask them what they need and then buy it.

    It’s really simple.

Tuesday April 4,  2023

Day 94: Samson and Delilah — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 94: Christ’s Ascension into Heaven — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Jaya Saxena@jayasax (April 5, 2023)  The confluence of Ramadan, Passover, Easter and Orthodox Easter has the Astoria butcher shop BUMPIN. Greek ladies cutting me to demand whole veal legs. Someone saying “ehh I don’t need it but I’ll take it” to a whole pig’s head. “Necessito una…lamb. Half of one.” I got six pounds of beef brisket and the butcher was like “taking a wild guess” and threw in two lamb shank bones for free.

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

April 4 Archives – History.com

  •  Quote of the Day

    Deacon Alan@deaconalanhaley (April 4, 2023) Had a dream in which I had to offer Mass (not a Communion service, actual Mass) because a priest wasn’t available. Instead of bringing me the Missal, the servers brought the Dungeons and Dragons handbooks (3.5 edition, to be exact). Never did find the Missal.

Wednesday April 5 , 2023


This is Spy Wednesday- This is the day Judas goes to the chief priests scribes and elders who want Jesus dead and aggreges to hand him over for 30 pieces of silver.

Patrick Neve@catholicpat (April 5, 2023) Happy Spy Wednesday! Today we remember the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. Make sure to celebrate by calling the cops on a close friend!

Day 95: The Sin of Benjamin — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 95: Christ’s Reign on Earth — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

April 5 Archives – History.com

  • 1922 – The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
  • 1951Rosenbergs sentenced to death for spying.
  • 1977 – The US Supreme Court rules that congressional legislation that diminished the size of the Sioux people’s reservation thereby destroyed the tribe’s jurisdictional authority over the area in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Kneip
  • 1992-Abortion rights advocates march on Washington
  •  Quote of the Day

    Pope Francis@Pontifex (April 5, 2023) During these holy days, let’s draw near the Crucified One. Let’s place ourselves before him, stripped, to take an honest look at ourselves, removing whatever is superfluous. Let’s look at him, wounded, and place our wounds in his. Let’s let Jesus regenerate hope in us. #HolyWeek
    janitor of the shadowlands@himbojedi (April 5, 2023) My favorite day of Holy Week is Holy Thursday because the priest says “our Lord Jesus on the night in which he was betrayed, *dramatic pause* even this very night, took bread etc”. Sadly I work Thursday.

Thursday April 6, 2023


Julie Ryan@jr_truelove2017 (April 6, 2023) Except for Easter, Holy Thursday is possibly one of the most important complex & profound days of celebration in the Catholic Church. Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist as the true body and blood of Jesus & the institution of the sacrament of the priesthood
Pope Francis@Pontifex (Apr 6, 2023) Without the Lord’s Spirit, there can be no Christian life. Without his anointing, there can be no holiness. It is fitting that today, on the birthday of the priesthood, we acknowledge that He is at the origin of the ministry, the life and vitality of every Pastor. #HolyThursday

Day 96: Hannah’s Prayer — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 96: The Church’s Ultimate Trial — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

Did St. Gregory wash the feet of an angel on Holy Thursday? (aleteia.org)

A feeling of futility must have been one of the major causes of the interior sufferings of our Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane. On the one hand was the terrible price He would pay for our redemption; on the other, indifference, ingratitude, neglect, and rejection. That Christ should accept the sufferings of His Passion to redeem even the saints was an act of divine prodigality; that He should accept the role for all of us was an act of generosity beyond all comprehension.
What Christ Saw From Gethsemane (catholicexchange.com)

  •  Quote of the Day

    Fr. Thomas Petri, OP@PetriOP (April 6, 2023) A half hour into the Hulu documentary on Pope Francis conversing with young adults–Catholics, an evangelical, and an atheist or two–the subject abortion comes up. One young woman, who teaches catechism, points out that she supports women whatever their choice.

    This opens up an entire discussion about abortion, sin, judgment, and abortion among the youth. Some of them are for and some against. Pope Francis just watches and listens. Then he speaks.

    Thanking them for their sensitivity to the question, he notes that their strongest arguments revolved around that: sensitivity to the human tragedy. They have realized that this is not a mathematical problem, but a human problem.

    “A woman who has had an abortion cannot be left alone, we should stay with her. She made that decision. She had an abortion. We shouldn’t send her to hell all of a sudden or isolate her, no. We should stay by her side. But we should call a spade a spade. Staying bye her side is one thing, but justifying the act is something else.”

    This the pastoral response we’re all taught.

Friday April 7, 2023


National Beer Day

International Beaver Day

Pope Francis@Pontifex (April 7, 2023) On the cross, Jesus refused to yield to despair, but he prayed and entrusted Himself to the Father. In His abandonment, he continued to love and forgive His crucifiers. Jesus, in His abandonment, asks us to see and have a heart for the many “abandoned Christs”.

 Day 97: Samuel’s Prophecy — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 97: Introduction to the Holy Spirit — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Songs of the Week

A lot Happen on this day.

War , Evil Dictators and  Other World Leaders

Missionaries, Explorers, and Musicians

Beginnings and Ends

  •  Quote of the Day

    Bard of Cumberland@BardCumberland (April 7, 2023) #InternationalBeaverDay

    in Scots Gaelic, beaver is called ‘dobhran losleathan’, meaning ‘broad-tailed otter’

    the Afanc in Welsh mythology is a monstrous creature resembling a beaver, that preys upon anyone foolish enough to fall into or swim in it’s lake

    #beavers #folklore

Saturday April 8, 2023


The Adaugoijele ✝️@JustAdaugoijele (April 8, 2023) On Holy Saturday, the Church honours Christ in the tomb. Everything is silent: the Mass is not celebrated, and the church is empty. There is an air of expectation. We celebrated Good Friday, and now it is Holy Saturday, and the next day is the third he rose again from the dead.

Day 98: Israel Asks for a King — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
 Day 98: The Son and the Spirit — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

  •  Quote of the Day

    Andrew Petiprin@AndrewPetiprin (Apr 8, 2023) My son, just now: “I love Ben-Hur. It’s like all the good parts from Star Wars Episode 3.”

Sunday  April 9, 2023

Pope Francis@Pontifex (April 9, 2023)  Jesus, the Living One, is with us, forever. Let the Church and the world rejoice, for today our hopes no longer. May we allow ourselves to experience amazement at the joyful proclamation of Easter, at the light that illumines the darkness and the gloom in which, all too often, our world finds itself enveloped.Let us make haste to surmount our conflicts and divisions, and to open our hearts to those in greatest need. Let us hasten to pursue paths of peace and fraternity.


Day 99: The Word Became Flesh — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 99: Symbols of the Holy Spirit — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

  •  Quote of the Day

    Avellina Balestri on FB (April 9, 2023)  A dying young prostitute being tended by Florence Nightingale was concerned she was going to hell, and said to her “Pray God, that you may never be in the despair I am in at this time”. The nurse replied “Oh, my girl, are you not now more merciful than the God you think you are going to? Yet the real God is far more merciful than any human creature ever was or can ever imagine.”

    Bishop Barron Homily of the Week

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