Today in the dioceses of Rockville Centre, Brooklyn, and New York is what is being billed as "Reconciliation Monday." That means that in every church in all three dioceses, priests will be available for confessions from 3:00-9:00 PM. While confession isn't my favorite things to do (it ranks right up there with root canal), the closer my relationship with God has become, the more I realize the need for this great sacrament of God's forgiveness and mercy.
Holy Week has begun. Our focus now is on the Passion of Jesus. As He stretched His arms on the cross, that was His reconciling embrace for the salvation of the world. We praise you O Christ, and we bless you. For by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.