Daily Links, April 5: Holy Thursday

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As we begin the Easter Triduum, let's get the bad news out of the way first: the sexual abuse trial in Philadelphia is still ongoing, and Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph was back in court as well, where a judge refused to dismiss misdemeanor charges against the bishop.

A young gay Catholic in New York shares his letter of resignation from the junior board of Catholic Charities over comments toward the LGBT community made by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Nick Sementelli at Faith in Public Life takes a closer look at Xavier University dropping birth control coverage for employees.

And to get you in the spirit of Easter and Holy Week, a few reflections from around the web:

Cardinal Donald Wuerl writes about Easter at the Washington Post.

Sojourners takes a listen to some inspiring music for Holy Week.

Dan Horan, O.F.M. gives a Franciscan reflection on Holy Thursday.

And another look at Holy Thursday, from Vox Nova.

We'll be away for the next few days as we celebrate the Triduum, but be sure to join us on Monday for post-Easter reflections and news.

Happy Easter!