Richard Rohr is a Catholic priest and a Franciscan Friar. He is well connected and respected across Christian traditions (including the emerging church), so he seemed like the perfect person to speak to about what Protestants can gain from Catholic spirituality.

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“The Protestant Reformation pretty much reacted against the right brain and they’re only coming to realize that now. You can’t communicate great mystery merely by sermons, which keeps you in the left brain, keeps you argumentative. And that’s why there’s 30 000 Protestant denominations. You can’t hold groups together without symbol and ritual which touch the unconscious. It’s the unconscious where we hold all of our hurts, all of our wounds, all of our deepest beliefs. And until religion touches the unconscious, the soul – if you will – I don’t think you see deep transformation in people.”

“When you lose the great perennial tradition – when you lose the absolutely necessary corrective and guidance of the Scriptures – you end up being a gross individualist, cherry-picking things that will make you feel superior and separate.”


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