What a coincidence?


Posted by: Alex on Oct 20, 2015

What a coincidence?

On October 31st, 498 years ago, Martin Luther began what turned out to be an irreparable seismic rift between the Holy Roman Catholic Church and the soon to be formidable “protestors.”   How interesting that nearly to that very day a not long ago, I and several others participated in a meeting at Our Lady of Snows Catholic church.  Around the table were Vicki White and Father Alex of Our Lady of Snows plus Margaret Neighbors and myself.  We were there to follow up on Margaret’s wonderful idea of having both congregations enter into a multi-week study discussing Pope Francis’ recent encyclical “On Care for Our Common Home.”  The meeting was very productive! Margaret and Vicki will begin planning for such an opportunity beginning in January.  Watch for details!  I personally felt encouraged by the Pope’s eloquent and courageous Congressional presentation of this urgent need to address the issue climate change.  I was also quite disappointed at some of our Congressional leaders’ and other commentator’s responses--how they disparaged and tried to discredit his remarks.  By the way, there was another person in our meeting room, little Ms. Sophia, our 17 month old granddaughter.  Little did she know that we were proposing to study and act on issues that could help preserve this fragile earth which she will too soon inherit.  May we consider the implications…..