Fr Ronald Rolheiser, Author at Catholic Herald

Fr Ronald Rolheiser

Justice and charity – revisited

We’re all familiar, I suspect, with the difference between justice and charity. Charity is giving away some of your time, energy, resources and person...

Being anchored in God’s goodness

What would Jesus do? For some Christians, that’s the easy response to every question. In every situation all we need to ask is: “What...

What constitutes fidelity?

It’s becoming increasing difficult in today’s world to trust anything or anybody, for good reason. There is little that’s stable, safe to lean on,...

Saints for a new situation

Everywhere in Church circles today you hear a lament: our churches are emptying. We’ve lost our youth. This generation no longer knows or understands...

Living out a vocation

What does it mean to have a vocation? The term gets batted around both in religious and secular circles, and everyone assumes its meaning...

Faith and dying

We tend to nurse a certain naïveté about what faith means in the face of death. The common notion among us Christians is that...

The frustrating struggle for humility

It’s hard to be humble, not because we don’t have more than enough deficiencies to merit humility, but rather because there’s a crafty mechanism...

The grace within passivity

A friend of mine grew up with five siblings and an alcoholic father. The effect of her father’s alcoholism was devastating on her family....

Grieving as a spiritual exercise

In a remarkable book, The Inner Voice of Love, written while he was in a deep emotional depression, Henri Nouwen shares these words: The...

The arrival of refugees, old and new

The religious congregation to which I belong, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, has had a long relationship with the indigenous peoples of North...

Justice and charity – revisited

We’re all familiar, I suspect, with the difference between justice and charity. Charity is giving away some of your time, energy, resources and person...

Being anchored in God’s goodness

What would Jesus do? For some Christians, that’s the easy response to every question. In every situation all we need to ask is: “What...

What constitutes fidelity?

It’s becoming increasing difficult in today’s world to trust anything or anybody, for good reason. There is little that’s stable, safe to lean on,...

Saints for a new situation

Everywhere in Church circles today you hear a lament: our churches are emptying. We’ve lost our youth. This generation no longer knows or understands...

Living out a vocation

What does it mean to have a vocation? The term gets batted around both in religious and secular circles, and everyone assumes its meaning...

Faith and dying

We tend to nurse a certain naïveté about what faith means in the face of death. The common notion among us Christians is that...

The frustrating struggle for humility

It’s hard to be humble, not because we don’t have more than enough deficiencies to merit humility, but rather because there’s a crafty mechanism...

The grace within passivity

A friend of mine grew up with five siblings and an alcoholic father. The effect of her father’s alcoholism was devastating on her family....

Grieving as a spiritual exercise

In a remarkable book, The Inner Voice of Love, written while he was in a deep emotional depression, Henri Nouwen shares these words: The...

The arrival of refugees, old and new

The religious congregation to which I belong, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, has had a long relationship with the indigenous peoples of North...