Q: Archbishop J, If Jesus is risen from the dead, why do we still focus on the cross?
Great question! One would think that once the Resurrection has happened the crucifixion is no longer important. This is not so, for a variety of reasons. Let us journey with the scripture and the tradition to learn why the crucifixion remains central to the proclamation of the Good News. To begin with, we start all Christian prayer under the Sign of the Cross—”In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”.