I did a search on this guy on this site and I see he’s into some New Age junk. A friend of mine saw this in a recent bulletin saying this guy is coming to speak. Here’s what the bulletin reads describing the talk:
Day after day, Sunday after Sunday, a continous revolutionary process has occurred in which we have shifted through a set of practices our self-understanding as a people before God. The surety of unchangeable rubrics, the “universality” of the Latin language, the ethos of mystery, the reverence for the sacred species, and the priest as worth intercessor at the altar of sacrifice were all important values that we safeguarded as we worshiped each week. These were engaged by other claims of ongoing renewal: the vernacular and the appreciation of local custom, the ethos of welcome and communion, the priest’s call to communal prayer, and the mutual support of a shared vocation of discipleship.
[font=Arial]The strict boundaries that defined us as Catholics before the Second Vatican Council were operative in the liturgical actions we practiced. Among those boundaries was the altar rail that physically, spiritually, and emotionally kept us at a distance from the altar. Even more remote was the host itself, an object of such veneration that we could never let it touch our hands. Those boundaries reinforced our own self-understanding. [/font]
[font=Arial]Now the dominant virtues of obedience, reverence, and awe are replaced by love, community, and service.[/font]
My friend wants to at least speak with the pastor and see if he knows what he’s getting himself into. I’ve also read that Rohr says the crucifixion was not redemptive, that women must emancipate themselves from Jesus as redeemer and seek a new redemptive disclosure of God and of human possibility in female form.
Anyway, do you guys have any more examples of dissent from Church teaching on this guy. My friend wants to make sure he puts together a comprehensive argument for why this Rohr should not come. Also, what problems do you see in the quote from the bulletin? Thanks everyone!