The Paschal Triduum: a celebration of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection
In the whole Christendom, the most solemn celebration each year is the Paschal Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter) or the celebration of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. The Paschal Triduum is the very core of our Christian faith, proclamation and witnessing. It is a celebration very much akin to ‘three-in-one”’ coffee. They all go together and we cannot be choosy which one to attend and which one to miss.
Film and the politics of faith: “Son of God,” Pope Francis and the conservative Catholic Church
After watching the film “Son of God,” it dawned on me that Pope Francis needs all the support and prayers he can get in the face of a Roman Catholic Church that has become dominated by the modern day descendants of Caiaphas, the high priest of the Jewish Sanhedrin which indicted Jesus to be crucified. But this is getting ahead of my story.
Passion Sunday: An invite to bear the cross with Jesus
The celebration of “Passion (or Palm) Sunday" begins with the commemoration of the entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem. And according to ancient custom, the ritual starts with the blessing of the palm branches and the community goes to the Church in a solemn procession, in which the faithful in song and gesture imitate the Hebrew children who went to meet the Lord singing "Hosanna." (Mt. 21: 1-11)
Of contradictions, edifying Anne Curtis and celebrating the fall of Bataan
One may find it hard to make a connection between the way we celebrate a day of death and defeat, and the manner many idolize Anne Curtis despite her alleged bad attitude. Anne Curtis, she who allegedly told some of her showbiz colleagues that she can easily buy them off. The same Anne just recently again allegedly told the ex-boyfriend of her sister that he is not even classy enough to be in a party.