Why Be Catholic?

  • by Richard Rohr
  • Narrated by Richard Rohr
  • 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Good Lecture

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.
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- Paul Z.

Food for Thought for Every Catholic

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.
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- Catherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2010
  • Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press