Categories: General Date: Mar 26, 2021 Title: Easter Message - President of the CCCB
In his Easter message, the Most Rev. Richard Gagnon, in reflecting upon this past year while looking forward to the joy and hope of Easter, says, in part:
"This Easter, perhaps more than ever, there is good reason to be hopeful in our faith and to live a true Christian realism where we clearly acknowledge the reality of our present situation with all its lights and shadows. An Easter Faith means simply to believe that God’s hand can be found everywhere and, in every event, however happy or sad, knowing, as St. Paul says:
'…that all things work together for good for those who love God'"
The entire message is available here.
Archbishop Gagnon concludes his message with the words used by Pope Francis at Mass in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Bagdad during his visit to Iraq:
“…in the face of adversity, there are always two temptations-flight or anger. But these two approaches never fix anything. Jesus, on the other hand, changed history. How? With the humble power of love, with his patient witness. This is what we are called to do; and this is how God fulfils his promises.”
Read Archbishop Gagnon's letter.