Mary’s Shortcut: About Suicide Bereavement
A blog by Marjorie Antus
This blog is intended for those who are grieving the suicide death of someone they love. Marjorie’s teenage daughter, Mary, died by intentional overdose in 1995.
Her reflections on Mary’s death constitute part of every blog post. But she also dialogue with others–clinical researchers, poets, journalists, and writers–who have something valuable to say about suicide and those who are left behind.
Click here to read the blog pages “A Catholic Priest on Suicide” about the writings of Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI
Insane for the Light – The Final Stage of Human Maturity and Christian Discipleship
“The 10 Commandments For Mature Living” by Shari Guilfoile, based on Sacred Fire by Ron Rolheiser. Click here to read.
Click here to listen to an interview with Shari Guilfoile and Ron Rolheiser on “Restlessness”.
The Last Word
Read the article by Michael E DeSanctis in Commonweal Magazine.
Interviewer Sean Salai, S.J. talks to Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI.
Iinfinite Horizon: The Prairie Spirituality Of Ron Rolheiser
Read the article from Commonweal Magazine, August 27, 2014
A Health Update from Fr. Ron
A letter from Fr. Ron, February 11, 2015
Ron Rolheiser Discusses Suicide
Suicide is a painful and often misunderstood topic. Listen to Ron Rolheiser share some insights on this difficult, but very relevant subject. As Fr. Rolheiser says, suicide is more prevalent than most people realize and virtually all of us either know victims of suicide or know the loved ones left behind. The better we understand this topic, the more supportive we can be to others.
A Health Update from Fr. Ron
A letter from Fr. Ron, September 9, 2014
US Catholic Magazine “Sacred Fire” Book Review
Read a book review of “Sacred Fire” from US Catholic magazine.
Grandiosity in our Lives
This article “Ron Rolheiser speaks on “grandiosity” in life, was written by J. Michael Parker, for “Today’s Catholic” newspaper from the Diocese of San Antonio Texas. Fr. Ron’s talk was given at the 2014 Summer Institute at Oblate School of Theology. Reprinted with permission.
Carrying a Scandal Biblically
This article, which deals with the issue of sexual abuse by clergy, is an edited text of the 2002 Henry Somerville Lecture in Christianity and Communications. Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, gave this talk called “Carrying a Scandal Biblically,” at the Newman Centre in Toronto Oct. 30 and at St. Jerome’s Centre for Catholic Experience, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, on Nov. 1st.
A Shrinking Horizon: The Deeper Reasons Underlying our Struggles to Believe in God in Western Culture
This is a piece on first world missiology which tries to give some philosophical background to our present struggle to hand the faith on to our own children. It was written to celebrate the retirement of Willi Henkel, a renowned Oblate missiologist who retired in 2002. It is published in a book entitled “La Missione Senza Confini”, edited by Marek Rostkowski, Rome, Stampa Vivere.
Hope and Concern – The Church and Culture on the Eve of a New Millennium
This is the Kelly Lecture, delivered at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, March 25, 1999. It tries to name both the sources of hope and concern vis-à-vis living out our faith today.
Our Perennial Fascination with Therese of Lisieux
Presented as part of a symposium on Therese of Lixieux, Trinity College, Leeds, England, August 11, 1997, this article tries to analyze why this young woman, Therese Martin (generally known as Therese of Lixieux) who lived in almost complete obscurity and died at age 24, has so fascinated millions and millions of people form more than a hundred years.
Key Elements in Therese’s Spirituality: The Little Way, Noticing the Unnoticed Drops of Blood
Presented as part of a symposium on Therese of Lisieux, Trinity College, Leeds, England, August 12, 1997, this article attempts to name and elaborate the key elements in the spirituality of Therese of Lisieux.
John of the Cross: The Man, The Myth and The Truth
Presented as part of a symposium on John of the Cross, London, England, August 1991. Published in “A Fresh Approach to John of the Cross” (Edited by John McGowan, St. Pauls, Middlegreen, Slough, United Kingdom, 1993) this article tries to distinguish the myth built up around John of the Cross, from the reality of his person.
John of the Cross and Human Development: The Dark Night of the Soul – A Contemporary Interpretation
Presented as part of a symposium on John of the Cross, London, England, August 1991. Published in “A Fresh Approach to John of the Cross”(Edited by John McGowan, St. Pauls, Middlegreen, Slough, United Kingdom, 1993) this article outlines the six stages of transformation (in prayer, love and service) as articulated by John of the Cross.