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Finding the Cross

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SpaceFr VictorThe terror bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 was an event that raised countless questions; investigations and studies of it are by government and non-governmental bodies are still going on. People want to know how it happened and what we can do to prevent something similar from happening again.

SpaceBut the event touches our spirits too. As Christians we believe the mystery of the Cross is found in those fiery towers. The Cross is everywhere, so how can we find it there?

SpaceIn this issue of Compassion we turn to an eyewitness of the World Trade disaster for guidance. Sister Maureen Skelly, a New York police chaplain, was involved in the tragic events on September 11 and the period of recovery that followed. Like those who witnessed the tragic event of Calvary, her story describes the slow process one must make to discover of its hidden wisdom.

SpaceThe mystery of the Cross touches our whole world and each individual life. And so our eyes must search for it in many places. Fr. Kevin Dance sees it at work in a world body like the United Nations. Fr.Raphael Amrhein traces it in the fascinating figure of Saint Gemma Galgani. And Brandon Nappi experiences it in the emerging movement of lay involvement in the Church.

SpaceIt is a blessed mystery, when it is found.


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Publisher: Terence Kristofak, C.P., Provincial Eastern Province
Editor: Victor Hoagland, C.P. • Coeditors: Mary Ann Strain, C.P. and Kevin Dance, C.P.
Art Director: Sr. Mary Clement • CSAC Circulation: James Fitzgerald