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"His cross and resurrection": Accepting and healing human suffering

by Kristóf Oltvai ’11

Earlier this week, I received word that a student at my college alma mater had died. The Facebook omens arrived first, flocking my newsfeed like a swarm of ravens: reports of a missing person, calls to join search parties, concerns that the individual had been having a rough few days. 753 more words

Reflections

Pulpit Courage

I have been thinking lately about Dr. Brad Braxton’s comment that “the American pulpit could use a healthy dose of courage” as I contemplate two upcoming sermons. 506 more words

Morning Worship: ‘The bush will always burn in the face of oppression’

“Jesus is consistent in telling us that the voice of truth does not come from the dominant powers but from those who are subjugated,” said the Rev. 809 more words

Religion

A Step Along the Way


It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.

The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. 231 more words

Extractions

Lift Your Name Up

Archbishop Oscar Romero preached non-violence and love against atrocities but that didn’t mean he was passive; he stood loudly against them. He said, “I am not sowing discord; I am calling on the God that weeps… a God that feels the pain of His peasants… This is not what God was expecting from this Salvadoran land we live in which should be a land of humanity and Christianity.” The catalyst to his action, the murder of Father Rutlio and two others, led to his refusal to participate in government functions until his death was investigated, the short term closing of Catholic schools and Misa Unica, when 100,000 people heard his message. 137 more words

Christianity

Cebuanos remember 30th year anniversary of Fr. Rudy Romano’s disappearance

Fr. Rudy Romano was abducted by armed men, allegedly under the orders of the Marcos dictatorial regime, in Barangay Tisa, Cebu City on July 11, 1985. 636 more words

Política

A Thousand Words About...The Cry

A Thousand Words about the Cry – Manuscript

Oscar Romero once said that

there are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried.

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Justice Series