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Spy Wednesday

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Wednesday of Holy Week has traditionally been known as “Spy Wednesday,” because the Gospel passage of today says that Judas “kept looking for an opportunity to betray” Jesus.

What a sad commentary this is about how we can abuse our freedom of choice. The door of opportunity opens both ways. Every moment provides opportunities for growing closer to God or for betraying Him. Some are always spying for the chance to do the cowardly thing.

We are called, however, to spy for the opportunity to do heroic things. We are called to be on the lookout at all times for opportunities to proclaim the Gospel of Life, and to defend the sanctity of life.

May the sin of Judas keep us mindful of our weakness and determined to be faithful.

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Holy Week: When Life Conquers Death

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

We are now in Holy Week, the high point of the Church’s year. On Holy Thursday, we will receive, as if for the first time, the gift of Jesus’ Body and Blood, given at the Last Supper. On Good Friday, we will kiss the Cross, the instrument of our salvation. On Holy Saturday, we will meditate by His tomb, when He descended among the dead. We will keep vigil for His resurrection. And on Easter, we will celebrate with triumphant joy the victory of life that came with His Resurrection.

Holy Week is also the center of our commitment to defend the sanctity of life. Holy Week is all about how life conquers death, and how human beings are raised to the heights of heaven. May it deepen our pro-life commitment.

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