Your Funeral Is Not About You

A closed casket, the use of the pall, and matching hangings and vestments in the color of Easter visually shift the focus away from death and dead bodies to the resurrection.

Christ’s Harrowing of Hell

The paradox of the Paschal Mystery is that both the silent suffering and the first celebration of Easter are the truth of Holy Saturday.

Was Macbeth Right?

Macbeth cannot meet any morning with hope, so his mornings relentlessly arrive, cheerless and bleak.

Easter in Ordinary Time

There is a strange kind of overlapping that we Christians find ourselves living out in between the first advent of Christ and his eventual glorious appearing.