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By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, Oct 21, 2021
Fr. Jerry Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington who has also served as a financial administrator in the Diocese of Lincoln. …
Jesus teaches, “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (Jn. 8:32) Truth and freedom are inseparable. Jesus embodies the truth: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” (Jn. 14:6). Our encounter with Jesus through our faith not only defines who we are as members of His Mystical Body but also directs our lives in hope and love.
Paradoxically, the firm certainties of the faith are as elusive as ever, with technology in part to blame. Over fifty years ago, philosopher Marshal McLuhan observed that the medium is the message. The form of a message determines how that message will be perceived. Hence the medium of movies, TV, live-streaming, and internet videos have innate, singular, and subliminal messages. …
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