This is my response:
We are the children of the Resurrection. We are not the children of death. Our redemption was accomplished through Christ"s passion AND resurrection. The wages of sin is death, but in Christ there is no sin. Therefore, death cannot hold nor contain Him. Without the resurrection, our preaching and faith is in vain (See 1 Corinthians 15:12 and CCC 651). This is why Sunday is the Lord's Day for it is the day Christ rose from the dead. It is the day of Christ's resurrection. Of all the days, it is Sunday that is blessed (CCC 1167), and it is on Sunday in which our life is blessed by Him and by His death (CCC 2175). According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2177 The Sunday celebration of the Lord's Day and his Eucharist is at the heart of the Church's life. "Sunday is the day on which the paschal mystery is celebrated in light of the apostolic tradition and is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church."Good Friday is commemorated by Catholics as the crucifixion and death of Christ, but it is a solemn commemoration. Good Friday is a day of fasting for the Catholic Church. Traditionally, there is no Mass and no celebration of the Eucharist on Good Friday. A person who takes communion on Good Friday receives the host consecrated on Holy Thursday.
- "Also to be observed are the day of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Epiphany, the Ascension of Christ, the feast of the Body and Blood of Christi, the feast of Mary the Mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her Assumption, the feast of Saint Joseph, the feast of the Apostles Saints Peter and Paul, and the feast of All Saints."
We are the children of the light and the resurrection. We are not the children of darkness and death. Christ's death on the cross symbolized His love for us, and it was our sins that nailed Him to the cross. Because of Christ's victory over death, we no longer fear death for the gates of Heaven have been opened to us by Christ, our Brother who is the Life and the Resurrection.
We are the children of the life and the resurrection. Christ, our Brother, is also the life and resurrection. In Him, there is no death, and we are one with Him. The God we worship is the living God. He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living (Matthew 22:32, Mark 12:27, and Luke 20:38). The good news that the Catholic Church spreads throughout the world is that Christ is risen!
Through our baptism, we are the sons and daughters of God. We have become the children of the Light. We are the children of the life and resurrection. We are not the children of death or of the dead.