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 first reading for this Sunday, taken from the thirteenth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, recounts the expulsion of Paul and Barnabas from Antioch. Paul’s radical message of the Lordship of Jesus subverts all other power and authority. It is a public proclamation that is a challenge to all. ……”
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: “As a youngster in the 1950s, serving Mass in my home parish, I was always excited when a Franciscan priest who grew up in our neighborhood came home for a visit. He’d become a foreign missionary, and I loved to hear his stories of different lands and peoples. He inspired me to consider the priesthood, and a vocation to the Franciscans. ….”
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.