Richard Rohr ddresses one of the most vital questions for new and lifelong Catholics. He draws on his own prayer, study and preaching experiences throughout the world to ask "What is good about being Catholic?" This series invites listeners to explore the breadth and depth of their faith. "Most Catholics are not Catholic/catholic enough," says Rohr. He discusses both the shortcomings and strengths of the Catholic Christian tradition.
Talks include: "The Catholic World View"; "The Shadow Side of Catholicism"; "Living as a Catholic in the United States Today"; "Our Heroes and Heroines". Each talk is followed by a penetrating question-and-answer session.
©1984 Richard Rohr, O.F.M. (P)1985 St. Anthony Messenger Press
This was a good recording of a lecture series that Rohr did back in 1985. It’s over 20 years old and many of the problems he talks about are still here. Most of what he shares is pretty timeless. The only real complaint I have is that during the Q&A part at the end of each lecture it is nearly impossible to hear what the audience is asking. He often summarizes the question before answering, but not always.
I really enjoyed listening to these conversational talks by Father Richard Rohr. Although they were recorded a while ago, the messages are still very much applicable to today. EVERY Catholic, especially modern Americans (he speaks in Ohio, so he sometimes references the American experience), should listen to these talks. Rohr's cadence of speech reminds me of Dr. Randy Pausch, which is a high compliment since I have listened to his Last Lecture multiple times. Rohr's talks definitely get you thinking about who you are as a Catholic and who you were meant to be.
Interesting how the church still struggles with this 30 years later. Something all Catholics should read so we can see how to entice newer generations to join and regenerate as God planned it. And allow God's will into the church not creating laws and environment to control it.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
I thought this was going to be a nice analytical view on Catholic values and ideas but it is much more. I think every Catholic needs to listen to these lectures which are quite easy to listen to and discuss afterward as although the ideas are a little 'high brow' it is just enough for you to grasps and open a discussion. Not that this will make me religious or even believe in a supreme being but it is interesting to try and understand religion and in this case religion from the inside.
"not the usual audio feast for the soul"
still good but as Richard Rohr himself admits at the end if the recording, he is tired from 14yrs of public speaking and it shows. still..much respect and still worth a listen.
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