April 29, 2018
Fifth Sunday of Easter
What do you notice about the first reading each Sunday during the Easter Season that is substantially different from the rest of the year?
Right. It comes from the Acts of the Apostles, not the Old Testament. This is the season when we are introduced to the earliest Christian communities from the only book of the Bible that tells us how the early church was formed.
April 8, 2018
Second Sunday of Easter
I know that Easter is here, and we are supposed to move past all the talk about pain and suffering! But now a week into Easter it is clear that the struggle is still very real. The burdensome demands of the roles we play do not disappear. Permanent war, racism, sexism, ableism, all of the “isms”, the prison industrial complex and school to prison pipeline, the destruction of our atmosphere, oceans, and biodiversity, poverty, deportations, homelessness. If the only Easter message the church has to offer, is the glorious vindication of Jesus and the Joyful faith of the disciples, if every Easter becomes a ritual in denial of pain to move to the” bright side of things”, what Sr. Joan Chittister calls the “fairy-tale” Easter. then we miss the point, then we miss the salvific transformation that the Easter offers as Hope to the world.