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    Sermon 587 : The Impossibly Good News of Easter : Easter

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    We have heard the proclamation "Jesus is risen" for so long now, that we aren't aware just how strange it was to Christ's contemporaries. Beliefs on what happened after death ranged from the traditional Jewish thought that humans descended into an underworld of gloom and boredom, to the intellectual idea that the soul would escape from the body and dwell elsewhere. But the shock of the disciples, the level of detail in today's Gospel, demonstrate how remarkable this occasion was-Jesus, who they had seen die on the cross, is again flesh and blood. He is risen.
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Happy Easter!

I don’t think I’ve ever thought any deeper about what will happen to me after I die other than to know I don’t know and it doesn’t matter, as long as I am with Him. It’s His plan.

Father, I think you’re being kind of a trouble maker this week but, so was Jesus.
4/4/2012 12:11:48 PM
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Two months ago, I attended a lecture series at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Picture Rocks, Arizona. The lecture was based on Father Barron's Catholicism DVD's. I came home and explored WoF website with my wife, Marie. Since then, she listens to Father Barron's sermons 'religiously.' Although I practice Catholicism, I never knew what it meant to be a Catholic until I read Father Barron's book "Catholicism." Thank you for all you do and for helping me strengthen my faith and that of my wife of 38 years who was confirmed just last Easter.
4/4/2012 6:08:02 PM
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The book Catholicism has been a revelation for me. I'm a cradle catholic whose lost and found my way back Home,and this book has really helped me put all the pieces of my Faith together with so much confidence. I thank God for using Fr Barron to write the book.
4/6/2012 4:10:47 PM
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You have given us a fine history, however I firmly believe there is more to come: that the journey of Passion has not ended for those of us who were not there to witness the Risen Lord. You, Fr. Barron, have still so much more to recieve from our Lord, and in some quiet moment, He will embrace you for all the words you can not say, as you pray and adore Him. God Speed!
4/6/2012 4:36:17 PM
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Again your sermon has made alive to me the Love of God for us all. It is such a radical yet simple idea that it is easy to forget. Love does indeed bring peace to one's soul.
4/10/2012 3:17:24 PM
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Thank you Father. But I am left wondering how you square your homily with Matt 27:64: "Command therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the third day: lest perhaps his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the people: He is risen from the dead; and the last error shall be worse than the first."
4/15/2012 12:18:48 PM
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