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“Forgive me. I’m probably trying to make this too simple … but I’m not.”

In this fifteen-minute video, Father Richard explains how a succession of medieval scholars developed a theology around the religious and spiritual intuitions of Saint Francis of Assisi. He highlights how God has always spoken through creation since the beginning of time. Rohr invites viewers into the struggle of understanding the Christ mystery.

  • Watch Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA1adN1rUmQ — In this nine-minute video, Father Richard shows that the Universal Christ is rooted deeply in tradition. He highlights the story of St. Ignatius of Antioch who began using the term “catholic” or “universal” to describe the Christian Church. He highlights what Christianity has lost through the separation of Eastern and Western churches. We need to regain an understanding of “original goodness.”
  • Watch Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytxq8KEBcPE — In this ten-minute video, Father Richard looks at what was gained and lost in the Protestant Reformation and the challenges for Western religion that come through the Enlightenment. He encourages viewers to try and engage the Universal Christ not just as a rational idea but a participatory reality.

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