Lacking in Christ?

By being members of the Body of Christ, we fulfill our part of what is ‘lacking’ in ...

Stripped of clothes

Gospels are unclear if Christ was crucified entirely naked, but Jewish sensibilities ...

Opening the Word: Veil of the sanctuary

The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross echoes Mary’s loving obedience of giving one’s ...

The Father's grief

How God the Father experienced Jesus’ death is a mystery, and not one rooted in human ...

Time of death

Accounts of the Crucifixion seem to vary, but they do not clash with how the ancient ...

Washing of feet

While there is a tendency to want to modernize the ritual, parishes would do best to ...

A perfect (and saintly) Lenten companion

Through the eyes of the saints, new book walks with Jesus through the Stations of the ...

Clothed on the cross?

Jewish and Roman customs make it seem unlikely that Christ was wholly naked during his ...

Warning to Jerusalem

In comparing himself to green wood during his passion, Jesus laments the city’s future ...

What was the Sanhedrin?

A closer look at the ancient Jewish governing body and its role in the passion and ...

Wounds of Christ

Physical evidence points to Christ’s wrists as the likely location for the nails ...

Sin of the executioners

Do not read into Christ’s words ‘they know not what they do’ as him absolving sin due ...
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