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Annual Scripture Day looks at God as ‘creator’ versus ‘deliverer’

By TIM WENZL
Southwest Kansas Register

Violence in the Old Testament was the topic of the annual Scripture Day held Oct. 20 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. More than 135 people from throughout the diocese were in attendance.
Sister Dianne Bergant, C.S.A., a professor of biblical studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago was the English presenter. Jose Antonio Medina, a consultant for Hispanic Affair for Liguori Publications was the Spanish presenter. A synopsis of his presentation is in Spanish on Page 8.
Sister Dianne spoke about the Bible as having the three essential parts of any piece of literature: the writer, the reader and the message.             
“There are different ways of reading the Bible. Historical background helps to understand the original meaning.”
She said that interpretation of a writer’s message would be different depending on the experiences of the reader. “A person living in an oppressed society would read about violence differently. When we are praying for peace, aren’t we actually praying for victory?”
She spoke of passages that present God as violent and as a warrior, and the religious legitimization of violence. “These are frequently used in liberation theology,” stated Sister Dianne. “People say, ‘God is on our side,’ or (they think) they succeeded because of (their) oppression. But this is not always right. God is greater than every characterization and metaphor.”
She said that the primary goal of God in the Old Testament is one of “deliverer,” and not “creator.” Deliverer, she said, is a military term, referring to a God that “fights on our side.”
“I find that very troublesome. A superpower should never publicize that image of God.”
Sister Dianne noted that after giving a past presentation, a man challenged her notion.
“He grew up under Nazi occupation,” she said. “I grew up in ‘free U.S.A.’
“Theology is not neutral. It always comes out of a situation that has biases.”
After an examination of violence and violent acts in the Bible, Sister Dianne shared a message of hope.         “We need each other to survive, because the world is harsh. We can break cultural stereo-types by getting to know people.”
Sister Dianne ended the day by speaking about forgiveness and stopping violence.
“The way to end violence is not to retaliate or perpetuate the violence, but to take it as a lightning rod and ground it,” she said. “It ends there. That is exactly what Jesus did. He took it and grounded it. We must pray for peace, but we must be peace.”
She challenged those present to be peacemakers.
“Make peace with those who you have some alienation with,” she said. “We need to care that we are at peace with each other.”

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KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
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April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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