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Week of November 22, 2004
Rolheiser to head Texas theology school
By Catholic News Service
Oblate Father Ronald Rolheiser will begin a term as president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio on Aug. 1, 2005.
A well-known author, newspaper columnist, speaker and retreat director, Rolheiser recently completed a term as general councillor for Canada for his religious community, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
Until taking up his new assignment, he will take a sabbatical to work on a few writing projects and prepare for his new post.
Rolheiser, a native of Saskatchewan, taught at Newman Theological College in Edmonton for several years. He began writing his In Exile column for the Western Catholic Reporter in 1982. It is now published in Catholic newspapers across the English-speaking world.
Oblate Father Warren Brown, who has been serving since July as interim president, said Rolheiser's "theological expertise and wide international experience will provide a rich resource for the Oblate School, its faculty and students, and the local Church."
Rolheiser holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Louvain, Belgium, as well as graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco and Newman College in Edmonton.
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