Rev Dr Adrian Graffy is a member of the Vatican Commission that takes a lead in Bible scholarship, interpretation and promotion in the Catholic Church. Read his weekly gospel reflection here and watch scripture talks on whatgoodnews.com.
The obligation to our Easter Duties is removed from us in these extreme circumstances. Our Catholic tradition allows us in this situation to make an Act of Perfect Contrition to express the sorrow we feel for offences against the goodness of God.
This extraordinary blessing was held in keeping with the gravity of the current global situation, as more than half of the world’s population is confined to their homes to prevent the spread of Covid-19.