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.