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Earth Day invites us to care for our home on Earth Print E-mail
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Written by Fr. Donald Lange   
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

I gratefully recall the evening when Dad and I sat on our front lawn and studied the farmer's green field across the road.

The sun like a beautiful orange-red host sank slowly into the chalice of God's good earth. It was a heavenly moment of harmony between God, nature, Dad, and me.

The Earth is God's

Dad broke the sacred silence by saying, "You know, we don't really own anything!''

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Creed of the People of God, Part Four Print E-mail
Knowing Your Faith
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 -- 12:00 AM
Knowing Your Faith column

John Joy

Continuing on with our series on the Creed of the People of God, in honor of its 50th anniversary this year, the next two sections are about the Holy Spirit and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

This creed of Pope Paul VI is based on the Nicene Creed we say at Mass, but it goes into greater detail about what Catholics are required to believe in order to be "practicing Catholics" and (more importantly) in order have that faith without which we cannot be saved.

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A Quiet Place: A surprisingly religious film Print E-mail
Word on Fire
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Spoiler Alert! This column reveals details of a newly released film.

I went to see A Quiet Place, John Krasinski's new thriller, with absolutely no anticipation of finding theological or spiritual themes. I just wanted a fun evening at the movies. How wonderful when a film surprises you!

I don't know if I can find the golden thread that draws all of these themes together into a coherent message, but I think one would have to be blind not to see a number of religious motifs in this absorbing film.

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