Just as the stone of Jesus' tomb was rolled away to reveal the resurrected Christ, let us work together to remove the stones of oppression and reveal a more just world.
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Fr. Larry Dowling describes Jesus's tomb as the womb of the Earth: the place in which we must sit with the suffering of the world in order to emerge resurrected.
This Good Friday as we mourn the execution of Christ, we are reminded of all the suffering that is present in our world today. Let this mourning inspire us to action, to fight for the dignity of those whose dignity has been threatened.
At the last supper, Jesus commands us to "love one another as I have loved you." The love of Christ is radical, and invites us to show love even to those who cause us harm.
God has given us each unique gifts and talents. Today we are asked how we will use them for justice.
Brandyn Woodard calls us to mirror Jesus' reconciling approach to harm, welcoming people in rather than casting them aside.
Fr. Travis Russell, SJ invites us to reflect on who we turn away, and encourages us to mimic Jesus's mercy, excluding no one.
The love and holiness of Joseph flowed through Jesus. This feast day may it flow through us as well.
Ours is a God who promises not only justice, but mercy. Can we say the same of ourselves?
In encountering the stories of people impacted by the criminal legal system, Cristina found herself awakened and transformed.
Jesus' temptation in the desert reminds us that though we are weak, God's mercy and forgiveness abounds.
Murder victims' families and death row exonerees teach us that opportunities for mercy are everywhere — and that Lent is the time to embrace them.
While serving time in prison, Ernie found healing by encountering God and understanding that he is truly loved.
Our Lady of Guadalupe's commitment to Juan Diego and the Nahua people echoes the joyful promise that is offered in today's Gospel: the coming of a Redeemer who will baptize by fire.
How can we hold joy while still following the call to repent and prepare the way of the Lord?
Mary's example of strength reminds us of the value that each human has.
The sister of a murder victim realized that she had to find closure within herself before she could work to repair the harm that had been done to her.
A death row chaplain and his spiritual advisee discuss the meaning of God's mercy.
Christ is Risen! Alleluia, Alleluia!
"This is the night when Jesus takes our wounded hands in his and invites us to paradise."