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Father Kenneth Doyle
Questions may be sent to Father Kenneth Doyle at and 40 Hopewell St., Albany, NY 12208.

January 8, 2021
Question: Something I heard recently at Mass bothered me. The priest, reading from the Scriptures, said: “God raised Jesus from the dead.” While this statement doesn’t exactly dispute Jesus’ divinity, it certainly doesn’t affirm it — and it could easily be construed as a denial of Christ’s divine nature. (Marietta, Georgia) Answer: You heard the priest correctly. He may have been quoting from Luke in the Acts of the Apostles (2:23-24): “This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God, you killed, using lawless men to crucify him. But God raised him up, releasing him from the throes of death, because it was impossible for him to be held by it.” Neither this quote — nor any…
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