The Triumph of the Cross
Today’s Feast is especially meaningful because of the Church’s current excruciation. We are, at this moment, sharing in our Lord’s suffering in an intense, collective, and universal way.
Looking forward, it seems to me that we can even now see some of the elements of our resurrection triumph which the sharing in this cross makes possible.
1. A deep love for the Church’s perennial teaching on the Christian call to holiness through chastity, in every state of life. St. Paul called this obedience of faith, the offering of our bodies, “rational worship.” To people who are subject to concupiscence, often very badly