Posts Tagged ‘Resurrection’

The Resurrection of Christ: Western and Eastern Christian perspectives

Thursday, April 21st, 2022
Gerry Whiteford

If you are looking for a way to idle away a couple of hours (or more if you are really keen), in your internet search engine type in an entry that goes something like, “the Resurrection of Christ in Western Art.” There will, of course, be many, many entries, however, they will have substantial similarities Read more

The big picture: Come dream with me, a dream that is coming true

Thursday, March 31st, 2022
LGBTQ+

Dear young people – it is especially you I am thinking of as I allow these thoughts to unravel. You will be the architects of the future. Amazing science and technology will open doors we haven’t even come to yet. Hopefully, you will always be guided by what it means to be authentically human, which Read more

What exactly is Easter?

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

As a general principle, an honest man will want know what something is, or is said to be, before he decides whether he thinks it is true or that he must do anything about it. Take one’s relation to a doctor. Insofar as we deal with a doctor qua doctor, we want him to tell Read more

Your musical guide to Holy Week

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

For 1.2 billion Catholics around the world, this week marks the single most important week of the year: Holy Week. Holy Week – which culminates with Easter Sunday – enters into the heart and soul of Christianity, which is the death and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth two thousand years ago. As Fr. Robert Barron Read more

Kiwi actor fulfils dream by playing Jesus in film

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Kiwi actor Cliff Curtis has described playing the role of Jesus in a new film as a very special experience. Curtis plays Jesus in the film “Risen”, which opened in New Zealand last week. The Kiwi actor was raised as a Catholic, but lapsed in his teens. “It’s a role I have jokingly always wanted,” Read more

At Easter, Pope implores God to stop violence in the world

Friday, April 10th, 2015

In his traditional Easter Sunday blessing to the city and the world, Pope Francis several times implored God to stop violence in many parts of the world. The Pope mentioned Iraq and Syria, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and Ukraine. Francis also called on Christians to look at Read more

‘Let him Easter in us’

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

We have reached our celebration of Easter, the centre of the Church’s liturgical year and the source of Christian life and faith. Yet Easter often appears as the poor relation of Christmas. Whether you believe or not, there is something about Christmas that manages to touch everyone. But without Easter there would be no Christmas. Read more

At Easter Pope Francis prays for suffering people around world

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

In his traditional Easter message, Pope Francis has prayed for people suffering from war, violence, abandonment and disease around the world. An estimated 150,000 people were gathered on Easter Sunday in St Peter’s Square. The Pope delivered his traditional blessing and address Urbi et Orbi, “to the city and to the world” from the balcony Read more

Lazarus comes to town – Pope Francis: making faith concrete

Friday, April 19th, 2013
Raymond Pelly

On Maundy Thursday I was struck by these words from a hymn (133, Common Praise). We strain to glimpse your mercy-seat, and find you kneeling at our feet. In the action of having our feet washed or in washing the feet of another, we acted out concretely the love and very presence of Christ. Christ, then, the Read more

Pope Francis: women have special role in passing on faith

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Pope Francis has emphasised the “fundamental” importance of women in the Catholic Church, saying they have a privileged role because of their ability to pass on the faith through love. He said women have always had a special mission in the Church as “first witnesses” of Christ’s Resurrection, and because they pass the faith on Read more