Video: 2024 Easter message from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Christ is risen! Alleluia!

We proclaim with joy the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, whose victory over sin and death has set us free.

Easter confirms that love is stronger than death. That hope is more powerful than despair. And that with the eyes of faith, we can see the face of our Redeemer who died so that we might live.

During this Easter season, our hearts are filled with rejoicing. We do not forget the sorrows that so many of our brothers and sisters are experiencing—in Ukraine, in the Holy Land, in Haiti, and in so many troubled areas of our world. But we rejoice in the knowledge that the resurrection of Jesus has made it possible to hope for peace, to believe in a future that is better than the present difficulties, and to personally encounter the God who loves each of us unconditionally.

This Easter, I wish you an abundance of the faith, hope, and love that Christ’s resurrection has won for us. I pray that this will be a time of rejoicing for you and for all the people you love.

May Christ the Redeemer bless you. Alleluia!