How are you spending Holy Week?

Mrs. Leonardi and I hope to attend a night or two at the St. Gertrude parish mission with Dr. Ralph Martin. Each night features a talk, Benediction, and then confession.

We’ll also be visiting St. Cecilia for its many Holy Week activities, especially as we get closer to the Triduum.

We haven’t done the steps at Holy Cross/Immaculata in a few years and may “pray” them on Good Friday with some of our oldest. It would be a great way to welcome home pastoral administrator Fr. Martin Fox, recently back from his sabbatical abroad. I’ve enjoyed perusing the running travelogue he maintained over at his site.

And for your information, the Catholic Telegraph of Cincinnati reports on the AOC’s and the cathedral’s planned liturgies and activities.

It probably won’t surprise my readers to learn that we won’t be visiting Xavier University’s Bellarmine Chapel, which has spent Lent promoting heresy by denying Christ’s salvific action on the cross (see entries here and here) and peddling its regnocentric vision of Christianity (hint: it doesn’t leave much room for Christ). Also, you may get a kick out of its comically self-referential scrutinies. Here’s a sample:

6. Jesus, we yearn for a world where all are respected and appreciated…
but are bound up by old habits and old attitudes
about gender,…about race,…
about sexual orientation,…about social class,…
attitudes that lead to discrimination and even violence;…
and so we cry:

God of the living, not of the dead, raise us to life.

7. Jesus, we yearn for a Church that reaches out to embrace everyone
with the love and mercy of Jesus,…
and feel trapped in all this talk about sin…and rules and regulations…
and not the joy of the Gospel;…
and so we cry:

God of the living, not of the dead, raise us to life.

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