Page 4, 5th February 1993

5th February 1993
Page 4
Page 4, 5th February 1993 — mark

Report an error

Noticed an error on this page?
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it.



Related articles

More Time For Juggling The Turkey

Page 7 from 15th November 1991

Lionel Fanthorpe Birds And Animals Of The Bible...

Page 6 from 11th October 1991

Human Opinions Will Always Differ

Page 4 from 20th May 1994

The Priest's Privilege Of Offering Mass

Page 4 from 9th February 1996

Band-aid Cure For A Bleeding Heart

Page 4 from 29th January 1993


TIME and time again Ronald Rolheiser has with unerring accuracy highlighted the trends in society.

One of the major outcomes of the haemorrhaging in chaos (Catholic Herald, 15 January) is the advent of Lucifer, for his reign leads to the subjugation of hope.

Could it now be said that we are fast approaching, if not already there, the "last days"? Long may Fr Rolheiser reach us through your columns and continue to stir our minds and hearts in what can only be described as momentous times! MD Sexton Maidstone, Kent RONALD Rolheiser correctly and powerfully argues that God is a unity of whom we can use male and female language.

But it is a pity that he suggests that there is something new about this insight: "for centuries the common unreflective notion was that God was masculine-.

It was in the early fourth century that Arnobius wrote "the Deity is not male, but his name is of the masculine gender-.

This was in answer to those who "raised a false accusation against us, as though we believe God whom we worship to be male simply because, when we speak of him, we use a masculine word. It is not sex which is expressed, but his name..."

I am always disappointed when people who talk sense, as Rolheiser invariably does, make it sound as if this were a modern discovery, an innovation. There is far more in our past and tradition than people give it credit for.

Pat McCann Edinburgh

blog comments powered by Disqus