Head on over to Catholic Lane to read my latest post in their weekly Front Row With Francis Series, which comments on the Holy Father’s Wednesday audiences.  Last week, during his audience, Pope Francis spoke about the Easter Triduum.  I have to admit to experiencing a major “let-down” every Easter Monday. Any one else feel that… Read More

Here are the 7 Last Words of Jesus on the Cross. This Good Friday make an extra effort to go to Stations of the Cross at 3pm, say the Divine Mercy Chaplet with your family, or pray the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary. If you can’t do any of those, meditate on the passages below.… Read More

It’s been awhile since I have posted – life is a little crazy around these parts.  Let’s see what’s happening:In addition to the normal hustle and bustle of homeschooling and daily living I have a few things going on…..My Mom and Dad moved out of our family’s childhood home last week – to a beautiful… Read More

ScriptureThe centurion and the men with him who were keeping watch over Jesus feared greatly when they saw the earthquake and all that was happening, and they said, “Truly, this was the Son of God!” (Mt 27:54)ReflectionUnlike Jesus’ friends and even the Pharisees, who were present at the crucifixion because of the vested interest they… Read More

ScriptureNow one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.” The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to… Read More

Scripture”As they were going out, they met a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross.” (Mt: 27: 32)ReflectionSimon the Cyrene was not a willing helper to Jesus. Different translations of Matthew’s gospel use the verb “compelled” and “forced” to describe how Simon came to be part of Jesus’ long walk… Read More

ScripturePilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”… Read More