Resurrection of the body

The Paradox of Letting Children Go

When I saw my baby—my baby—flying through the air attached to bungee cords at the county fair, I couldn’t breathe and my arms suddenly ached to hold her and keep her safe. She was so high, so far away. Sure, she’s nine, but still . . . the sight evoked an all too familiar feeling, the same one I had when she took her first […]

Practical Lessons from the Day of Death’s Defeat

"The Resurrection of Christ" (detail) by Bloch

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! What more fitting conclusion to a week of drama wrought by sin could there be than the triumph of Life over death! There is so much about Easter to help us live our lives in this day. Surely we can more fully embrace all that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ means for us today if we […]

Daily Catholic Quote from the Liturgy of the Hours for Holy Saturday

“Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness.  A great stillness because the King is asleep.  The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and has raised up all who have slept since the world began… ” I order you, O sleeper, to awake.  I did not create […]

The Path to Life Leads Through Death

"The Raising of Lazarus" (detail) Carl Bloch

The Final Journey to Jerusalem Begins The account of the raising of Lazarus from the dead by Jesus is the seventh of the seven signs in St. John’s Gospel that announce the fulfillment of the Old Covenant in the New Covenant and the passing away of the old rites, replaced by the grace and sacraments of Jesus Christ. It is also the […]

Encountering the Word – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Photography © by Andy Coan

We do not want you to be unaware, brothers, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14) If you liked this scripture passage, please […]

Encountering the Word – Philippians

"The Resurrection" (detail) - by Bloch

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself. (Philippians 3:20-21) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using […]

At Daybreak on that First Easter Sunday – Triumph of Life over Death

"The Resurrection" (detail) - by Bloch

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! What more fitting conclusion to a week of sinful drama and tragedy, pain and suffering could there be than the triumph of Life over death! There is so much about Easter to help us live our lives in this day. Surely we can more fully embrace all that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ means for […]

Daily Catholic Quote from the Liturgy of the Hours for Holy Saturday

“Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness.  A great stillness because the King is asleep.  The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and has raised up all who have slept since the world began… ” I order you, O sleeper, to awake.  I did not create […]

The Triumph of Life over Death – Daybreak on that First Easter Sunday

"The Resurrection" - by Bloch

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! What more fitting conclusion to a week of sinful drama and tragedy, pain and suffering could there be than the triumph of Life over death! There is so much about Easter to help us live our lives in this day. Surely we can more fully embrace all that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ means for […]

At Daybreak on that First Easter Sunday

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! What more fitting conclusion to a week of sinful drama and tragedy, pain and suffering could there be than the triumph of Life over death! There is so much about Easter to help us live our lives in this day. Surely we can more fully embrace all that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ means for […]