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Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J. has been a Jesuit for over 71 years and a priest for over 60 years. His seasoned spirituality is the fruit of more than 60 years of making and giving the Spiritual Exercises in all of its formats to priests, religious and laity. It is presented not in the jargon of academia but in a language that everyone can understand. He is neither “old breed” nor “new breed,” he is just “half breed.” Having studied both the old theology and the new theology he is convinced that the continuity is so great that you cannot understand the new until you have mastered the old.

This week's featured reading is Fr. Rodney's homily, The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the 21st century version of the quest for the Holy Grail – the Super Bowl Ring. For these Knights of the Gridiron, the quest for that Ring started years ago on the little league, high school and college teams. Some have even taken drugs to enhance their performance.

The final preparation began in earnest some seven months ago when they left home to go to the various training camps. There under the merciless July sun, they gathered together two or three times a day to sweat off some pounds, pump some iron, run till they were sick and blocked and tackled until twisted knees, sprained ankles, broken ribs, pulled hamstrings, wrenched backs or sheer exhaustion stopped them. Then in the evening they assembled again to study the play books and watch films of previous games. St. Paul, evidently acquainted with the Olympiads of his day writes, “Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown but we an imperishable one.” (1 Cor.9:25)

What he is saying is that the need for discipline is built into human nature. We do not have integrity. The higher faculties do not have complete control of our lower faculties. There is the law of the body warring against the law of the mind. We do not have it all together. Each faculty goes out after its own proper object heedless of the others. “The good I will I do not, the evil I will not that I do.” We are spiritual animals, we are proud as devils and act like jackasses. CLICK HERE for the entire homily.

 

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God's Sense of Humor and Sixty Other Homilies is a collection of homilies that have been delivered by Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J. over the years to address many of the issues faced by Christians in contemporary society. This document is available as a Kindle EBook that can be purchased at the Kindle store for $2.99.

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Fr. Rodney has spent most of his priestly life giving the Spiritual Exercises, as a preached retreat, a guided retreat, the personally directed retreat, the 19th annotation retreat and the email retreat. The Joy of the Spiritual Exercises is the fruit of these retreats condensed into a single EBook. As Fr. Rodney states, "Pope Francis exhorts us to proclaim “The Joy of the Gospel.” The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is a proclamation of the joy of the Gospel." This document is available as a Kindle EBook that can be purchased at the Kindle store for $2.99.

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A compilation of many of his booklets in a single document named Divine Simplicity. This document is available as a Kindle EBook that can be purchased at the Kindle store for $2.99.

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