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From the monthly archives: May, 2001

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Killing in the name of all that is good

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

May 21, 2001

In his masterful book, Violence Unveiled, Gil Bailie picks up on a passage from the diaries of Captain Cooke. Cooke had landed on one of the Polynesian Islands and befriended the chief there. One day the chief took him to a ceremony where a man was killed on an altar as a sacrifice to the gods.

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Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

May 14, 2001

One thing asked of us by adulthood itself, and more especially by our Baptism, is that we pray for others. Like the high priests of old, we need to offer up prayers daily for the whole world. Indeed we are all priests, ordained by the sacred oils of Baptism and consecrated by the archetypal burdens that have given us wrinkles and grey hair.

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The bosom of God is not a ghetto

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

May 7, 2001

"The bosom of God is not a ghetto." Nikos Kazantsakis wrote those words and went on to suggest that, too often, our own hearts do not mirror that inclusiveness. God's loyalties are wide while ours are narrow.

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