From the monthly archives: November 2004

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Honour your dead loved ones' lives

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 29, 2004

As Christians, we believe in the "communion of saints." We believe that those who have died are not only still alive but that they are, as well, still in a real relationship with us.

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Take away the sky and the earth wilts

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 22, 2004

Words are really all we have to fend off the chaos. They can't make or remake reality, but they can give us a vision with which to lift ourselves out of the ordinary.

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Share your unspeakable loneliness

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 15, 2004

When Kim Campbell was prime minister of Canada she gave a candid interview to Maclean's magazine within which she spoke of the ups and downs of being a public figure. You are surrounded by people, she said, but sometimes you live in "an unspeakable loneliness."

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Priestly prayer gives to all, not just you

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 8, 2004

Theologians make an important distinction between what they call devotional and liturgical prayer. Devotional prayer, they tell us, is private in nature and is meant to help sustain us personally on the spiritual journey. Liturgical prayer, by contrast, is public by nature, the Church's prayer (not our own), is universal in scope, and is intended for the needs of the world.

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God made and treasures each of us

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 1, 2004

The opposite of belief is not non-belief, but anxiety. To not believe, to not have faith, is to be anxious in a particular way. What way?

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