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Rolheiser: Leaving church

People are leaving their churches for a multitude of reasons and this begs some further questions. When people are leaving their churches, what actually are they leaving? And, where are they going, if anywhere?

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Rolheiser: Dealing with Emotional Paralysis…

Our greatest strength is often our greatest weakness. Sensitivity is a gift, but as any sensitive person will tell you, that gift can be a mixed blessing.

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Rolheiser: Binding and Loosing

In making a confession of faith, we become members of the Body of Christ and then, just as was the case with Jesus when he walked the earth, when people touch us they are touching Christ. Moreover, as Jesus assures us, “whoever believes in me will perform the same works as I do myself, and will perform even greater works.” (John 14, 12)

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Rolheiser: Beware of your inner circles

I have often found myself graced by the most unlikely, unexpected, initially unwelcome sources. Admittedly, this has not always been without pain. What’s foreign, what’s other, can be upsetting and painful for a long time before grace and revelation are recognized, but it’s what carries grace.

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Rolheiser: What ultimately lies at the center of our attention?

There are times when we are called to make God the conscious center of our attention; love and faith demand this. However, there will be times when, affectively and consciously, God will take fourth place in our lives – and God is mature and understanding enough to live with that.

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Suffering could be the shakeup we need, says Father Rolheiser

“People who couldn’t talk to each other are now living in each others’ houses,” said Rolheiser, who is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

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