Good Friday

Good Friday and the Victory of the Cross

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

The terror of crucifixion Terrorism is nothing new.  It’s probably as old as the human race. In fact the cradle of civilization, now Iraq, was the home of the most infamous terrorists of antiquity, the Assyrians.  Their goal was to conquer their neighbors in a way that would minimize  initial resistance and subsequent rebellion.  To do this, they knew fear […]

How the Weakness of the Cross Makes Us Strong

Photography © by Andy Coan

“When I am weak, then I am strong”; “power made perfect in weakness.” Such verses are often cited as key to spiritual growth, but do we really understand what they are talking about? Can anyone ever understand? Yes. If we couldn’t understand it at all, God would not have told it to us. God does not waste words. It is […]

Daily Catholic Quote by St. Francis of Assisi for Good Friday

St. Francis of

“We adore you and we bless you, Lord Jesus Christ, here and in all the churches which are in the whole world, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.” (St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about […]

Good Friday and the Victory of the Cross

Photography © by Andy Coan

The terror of crucifixion Terrorism is nothing new.  It’s probably as old as the human race. In fact the cradle of civilization, now Iraq, was the home of the most infamous terrorists of antiquity, the Assyrians.  Their goal was to conquer their neighbors in a way that would minimize  initial resistance and subsequent rebellion.  To do this, they knew fear […]

How Does the Weakness of the Cross Make Us Strong?

Photography © by Andy Coan

“When I am weak, then I am strong”; “power made perfect in weakness.” Such verses are often cited as key to spiritual growth, but do we really understand what they are talking about? Can anyone ever understand? Yes. If we couldn’t understand it at all, God would not have told it to us. God does not waste words. It is […]

Good Friday – The Victory of the Cross

Photography © by Andy Coan

The terror of crucifixion Terrorism is nothing new.  It’s probably as old as the human race. In fact the cradle of civilization, now Iraq, was the home of the most infamous terrorists of antiquity, the Assyrians.  Their goal was to conquer their neighbors in a way that would minimize  initial resistance and subsequent rebellion.  To do this, they knew fear […]

How Does the Weakness of the Cross Make Us Strong?

“When I am weak, then I am strong”; “power made perfect in weakness.” Such verses are often cited as key to spiritual growth, but do we really understand what they are talking about? Can anyone ever understand? Yes. If we couldn’t understand it at all, God would not have told it to us. God does not waste words. It is […]

Entering the Kingdom

“Are you the king of the Jews?” Pontius Pilate’s question about Jesus’ identity, and Jesus’ response, bring us to the heart of the ongoing drama of Good Friday and the whole Christian life. The accounts of Jesus’ passion all center on whether Jesus is a king and, if so, what kind of king he is. On Palm Sunday, we saw […]

Make EVERY Friday GOOD Friday!

If you’re like most Catholics, you’re probably thinking, “Thank goodness Lent is over!  Now I can eat a hamburger on Friday!”  Well, you’re only partly correct.  Before Vatican II, Catholics had to abstain from meat on every Friday of the year.  This was a form of penance to honor Good Friday, the day Our Lord died for our sins.  In […]