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Resurrection: salvation and commissioning Print
Guest column
Thursday, May. 28, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

Fr. Lawrence Oparaji

What was the aim of the resurrection experience? The entire book of the Acts of the Apostles gives us the aim of the resurrection experience.

Not only has salvation been won for us by Christ's resurrection, but there is also a mandate to go out into the world and set the world on fire with the good news of salvation, baptizing nations in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.

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The skepticism of modernity in Laudato Si’ Print
Word on Fire
Thursday, May. 28, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

In preparation for my participation in a USCCB sponsored symposium for the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical letter Laudato Si', I reread the famous and controversial document with some care.

Many of the themes that struck me five years ago stood out again, but on this reading I was particularly impressed by the pope's sharply critical assessment of modernity.

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Remembering those who died for our country Print
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Thursday, May. 21, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

Navy Chaplain Curtiss Dwyer stated that Memorial Day originally was known as Decoration Day.

It was a day to decorate the graves of more than 600,000 men who died in the Civil War, which was our nation's costliest war in terms of human life.

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