Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
Gallery reopens with offensive works removed
Controversial images angered Hindus
- Chirendra Satyal, Kathmandu
- September 17, 2012
Following demonstrations by artists earlier on Friday in which they covered their mouths and eyes with black tape, Siddartha Art Gallery reopened. But on Saturday only two paintings from the controversial exhibition The Rise of the Collateral were still on show.
A person at the gallery, who declined to be named, said the paintings were sold after authorities told Harijan to sign a declaration stating that they would not be shown publicly.
Harijanâ€™s works, which include Hindu gods in superhero outfits drinking alcohol, prompted a confrontation between the artist and members of the World Hindu Federation at the gallery last week.