300 at charismatic event urged to proclaim "Jesus is alive!"
EAST PEORIA -- While Jesus is an integral part of Catholic theology and sacramental life, he is often the forgotten member of the church and misunderstood. One of the greatest misperceptions may be that Jesus is off in heaven, according to Father Richard McAlear, OMI.
“Jesus is alive,” said the priest, one of the keynote speakers at the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference last weekend. “It’s not like he died and went to heaven and is waiting for you to get there and will give you a big hug when you get to heaven and say, ‘Nice going.’”
When the women come from the tomb after the resurrection they proclaim, “He is alive!” and that should be our proclamation, too, he said.
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