Resurrection Amidst Decline: The Church’s Hope Revealed in the Easter Mystery

This year has brought a lot of ups and downs for the Archdiocese of Omaha. We, like many dioceses, are facing the reality of a declining number of people in our pews and a culture that is less and less Christian. With this desolating reality in mind, I keep coming back in prayer to one major consolation: Jesus is risen! The victory is ours!

In this Easter episode, I sit down with Archbishop Lucas for our yearly reflection and ask about his hope. We discuss the significance of Easter, delving into the profound mystery of Jesus’s resurrection and its impact on faith and life. The archbishop highlights its role in bolstering hope especially in the face of ongoing changes within the Church. He offers an invitation to embrace the entire Paschal mystery, recognizing that both the cross and the resurrection are integral to the Christian journey.

In today’s episode:

  • Engage with the changes and challenges facing the Church.
  • Recognize the transformative power of finding Jesus in the scripture, liturgy, and the sacraments.
  • Encounter the Paschal mystery, embracing both the cross and the resurrection as integral aspects of the Christian journey.

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Jim Jansen – Director of Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Omaha

With Archbishop Lucas

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