Audio: Dolan's Final Holy Week Message
Archbishop Timothy Dolan. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
This is what Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan said was his final Holy Week/Easter message during his tenure, which ends Easter Sunday.
Dolan gave this on 620WTMJ's Wisconsin's Morning News. Click here to listen to it.
"It's going to be the same that the Apostles had the first time they ever celebrated Holy Week, namely, that we have a God who keeps His promises. Our Jewish neighbors are celebrating that with Passover.
"Although sometimes it might seem that He's distant, sometimes it might seem as if He's dead - that's what Good Friday is so somber about - we have a God who keeps His promises. When He promises us life over death, when He promises faith over doubt, when He promises us light over darkness, He keeps His word.
"That message to get home, even in tough times, when we're wondering even if He's forgotten his promises, nope. That's when we've got to be more cogent than ever in reminding ourselves and the people we love that we indeed have a God who keeps His promises.
"He never did more so for us than for Christians than on Easter Sunday morning, when he raised Jesus from the dead.
"We have a God who won't take no for an answer. Even though we've often told Him 'no,' He keeps saying, 'I'm gonna come at you again.' We told him 'no' big time on that first Good Friday. On Easter Sunday morning, he said, 'I'm getting up again. I'm not going to take no for an answer. I want you. I want your love. I want your faith. I want you to spend eternity with Me.'
"That's the message of Holy Week and Easter."