This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible.
The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library of homilies that he has prepared and we will be featuring a link here to his 15 minute reflections on this week’s readings.
This Sunday: “The second reading for this Sunday, taken from the twenty-first chapter of the Book of Revelation, completes the Biblical story. The Bible tells us that the world will be transformed into a new heaven and a new earth through the One who “makes all things new.”….”
Fr. Greg Friedman
Sunday Soundbites is a weekly, 90-second radio homily based on the Sunday readings, written and read by Fr. Greg Friedman, O.F.M. Sunday Soundbites is also heard on Catholic radio stations around the country.
This Sunday: “During World War II, my great uncle in Italy served as a “partisan,” a resistance fighter against the Nazis, and he gave his life for that cause. Resistance fighters like him fought throughout occupied Europe. They had to communicate secretly, often in code, as they tried to give hope to their captive brothers and sisters…..”
Easter, also called Pascha, is a feast day that celebrates Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Easter Sunday, the Sunday following Holy Week. Easter is also a 50-day season, often called Eastertide. In 2013, in the Western Calendar, Easter falls on March 31st (dates in other years). Prayers: Easter Prayers
Note: It seems that our friends of at the Catholic Register have place Fr. Scott Lewis behind a ‘paywall‘. If you subscribe to The Register you can still read his weekly reflection but for now we will need to look for an alternative.