From the monthly archives: October 2004

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Embrace failure in the second half of life

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 25, 2004

"During the second-half of life, success no longer teaches us anything. It still feels good, but we don't learn from it. Now we learn more from failure."

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Truth alone breaks the Da Vinici Code

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 18, 2004

Most of us, I suspect, are familiar with Dan Brown's runaway bestseller, The Da Vinci Code. Here's the storyline: Looking at Leonardo Da Vinci's painting of the Last Supper, Brown proposesthe figure on Jesus' right, the "beloved disciple," is Mary Magdala, who married Jesus, bore him a child and was Jesus' real choice to succeed him as leader. Moreover what she represents (the goddess, the eternal feminine, sexuality) is the Holy Grail,the real quest of every heart. But the official Church, from its beginning to this very day, has suppressed this, often violently, burning to death more than five million women in the process.

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Hiding love makes you a fool, not cool

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 11, 2004

Michael Buckley, the American Jesuit, once did a fascinating study of Jesus and Socrates, comparing them in terms of human excellence. The result? In many aspects, Jesus appears to be the weaker of the two men.

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Divine seeds grow greatness or ruin

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 4, 2004

Rock star, Janis Joplin, was once asked, "What's it like being a pop idol?" Her answer: "It can be awful sometimes. You have no idea how hard it is to go out on stage and make love to 20,000 people and then go home and have to sleep alone!"

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