|The Morning Call, Sunday, September 10, 2006
In the opinion piece by Father Thomas Dailey, OSFS, director of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture, and professor of theology at DeSales, Father focuses on the bravery of members of the New York Fire Department on 9/11 and asks, "Why would anyone knowingly risk life and limb, especially for complete strangers?" Perhaps it is faith or the belief in the value of human life or the presence of God and the promise of another life. Father believes firefighters hear another voice. He refers to the writings of Karl Rahner, a German priest and theologian, who stated that one who acts selflessly has an "experience of the Eternal, the experience that the Spirit is something more than and different from a part of this world, the experience that happiness in this world is not the whole point of existence, the experience of trust as we sink into darkness, of a faith for which this world provides no reason."
Press Release: The FDNY heroes of 9/11 embraced spirit of sacrifice | Posted on: 9/10/2006
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