Faith Friday: Millions are coming up with new ways to celebrate Passover and Easter

The Archbishop of New York, His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan, discusses how to keep the faith alive.
3:38 | 04/10/20

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As millions of people around the world are coming up with new ways to celebrate passover and Easter this year, many are looking to their religious leaders for guidance on just how to do that. And here to talk about that, keeping the faith alive, is the archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan. Thank you for being with us. I know you know that Easter is the holiest day of the year for catholics across the world, what is the catholic church and its leaders doing to encourage hope and faith during these times. Amy, first of all, thank you. It's good to be with you on good Friday afternoon. I appreciate the invite. We're doing a lot. I'm glad you asked the question, because most people think because the church, small "C," the church buildings might be close, as we observe these very realistic and prudent guidelines. The church, capital C, it goes the life and mercy and grace of Jesus that goes in some ways in even more vigorous way than if the buildings were open. Let me give you a couple of examples. One would be simply through faith and prayer and there's tons of that. I don't think it's too -- it's too naive to see there's rediscovery or revival of prayer and we're encouraging that and we keep people in contact with the church through live-streaming, through our radio -- the catholic radio, catholic faith network, our priests are live-streaming masses so there's one way just in the faith and the prayer of our people that might be I'm convinced more robust than ever. The church has never become more convenient and more important during these times, is there a message of hope that you can share with us as we head into this holy weekend? So the message comes from the very mystery of these feasts that we're celebrating. What is this all about? Good Friday is about darkness. It's about death. It's about the apparent triumphant of evil and I think we're -- a lot of us feel locked into a Good Friday afternoon posture these days. But then we pass over, our jewish neighbors celebrating their passover. We pass over from the darkness and death and evil from good Friday afternoon to the radiance, to the resurrection of the man who died on the cross, the resurrection of Jesus on Sunday morning and we're doing that, we're doing that, too. Our jewish neighbors are celebrating god delivering them from degradation and slavery and oppression in Egypt to new life, hope and promise in Israel. That's what Jesus did on the cross, he passed over from life to death. From evil to good. From darkness to light. And we're all invited to connect with that passover and that good Friday Easter message and that's what gives us hope, that what might drag us down that we see in the world today is not going to have the last word. Well, thank you for taking us to church on this Good Friday without ever leaving our home. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, thank you so much for that hope and faith is right at our fingertips today. Thank you. Easter blessings, Amy. Easter blessings to you and our viewers. Thank you.

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