With a heavy heart, I offer my condolences to the victims discovered this past weekend in San Antonio. As Archbishop Garcia-Siller expressed, there are no words to convey the sadness and despair involved with such an incomprehensible tragedy.
My prayers are with the families of the deceased and for those injured in this horrific incident. May God have mercy on all victims of human trafficking; let us pray for an end to this most horrific crime against humanity.
Holy Week, especially the Triduum of days from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday, is the pivot of grace every year. It is the space where the Holy Spirit leads us, the Church, to see ‘anew’ the Crucified Jesus and be renewed in heart and mind.
In our celebration of Lent, I have been reading Pope Francis’ monumental encyclical, Laudato Si’, a major writing on our common home, the earth, and the ecological crisis that afflicts the soil, water and air all about us.
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