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From the monthly archives: April, 2002

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Catholicism's rich tradition of the heart

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 29, 2002

There has probably never been a time in the Church, certainly not in recent centuries, where we have had as healthy a theology as today. The past 40 years have been a time of great scholarship in Scripture and theology. There are now more theologians studying and writing than ever before and they are more scholarly-conscientious than ever before.

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We wait to hear the voice that soothes

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 22, 2002

Inside each of us there is a deep, congenital restlessness. We are not restful beings who sometimes get restless, but restless beings who occasionally experience rest. Karl Rahner, I believe, had it right when he said that we do not have souls that get restless, but that our souls themselves are lonely caverns thirsting for the infinite, deep wells of restlessness that make us ache to sleep with the whole world and all that is beyond.

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Admire, but do not possess, beauty

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 15, 2002

The older I get the more convinced I am that spiritual maturity lies in the simple capacity to admire – to admire beauty, admire talent and admire youth, without trying to possess them.

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God's magical love sustains our lives

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 8, 2002

As children, we believe in fairy tales and nurse the naive idea there is a divine magic which will swish away all evil, injustice, and pain and make a happy ending to everything.

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The cross allows us to see God as love

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 1, 2002

There's a particularly poignant line in the account of Jesus' death which says that, when he died, "the veil in the sanctuary was torn from top to bottom." I remember, as a boy picturing it literally, and thinking: "Now they'll know what a terrible thing they've done!"

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