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Second Sunday of Easter

April 11, 2010

THE BENEFIT OF DOUBT

Thomas is often thought of as the “bad” disciple, but I believe we are often quite jealous of him.  How many of us wouldn’t want the assurance that comes with a touch into the side of Jesus?

Sadly, too many of us are satisfied with a “blind” faith.  We have so many questions, but we do not seek answers because we have been taught you should not question the Church.In 2003, during his Sunday Angelus, Pope John Paul II made the problem quite clear:

“Often our knowledge of Christianity is taken for granted; in truth the bible is rarely read and scarcely studied, catechesis is often shallow, and the sacraments are hardly received. Therefore, instead of an authentic faith, a vague religious sentiment is spread, which easily turns into agnosticism and practical atheism.”

So join us as we seek to understand a little bit more about the debate between science and religion as we relay on the words of Albert Einstein to respond to the late Pope’s concern.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for Easter Sunday: (Acts 5.12-16; Ps 118; Revelation 1.9-11, 12-13, 17-19; John 20.19-31)

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