Let me share with you my recent Catholic New York column about the paschal season. Here is an excerpt:
A blessed Easter, everybody!
Now, don’t you go wondering why I’m still giving Easter greetings a dozen days after the great feast!
Just as it took us 40 days to prepare for Easter—that’s what Lent was all about—so now it takes us 40 days to celebrate Easter. That will bring us up to the Feast of the Ascension, when Jesus, risen from the dead, after spending 40 days with His disciples, returned to His Father in heaven.
Actually, it doesn’t even end there, because then, on the Ascension, we’ll unite with Our Lady and the Apostles in a novena, nine days of prayer, bringing us to Pentecost Sunday and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
So, be patient with me, because I like to say “Happy Easter” for the 50 days after the great Feast!
You can read my whole column here.