I whispered to my husband, “I just may leave” when he announced the topic at the beginning of Mass and received a glare from the couple in front of us. A most unfriendly glare. I’m still recovering from a slip and fall on the ice in Jan and just did not feel up to a confrontation. But, then he went on and on. I was just disgusted and asked for the car keys and left immediately after Mass. My husband did not know what was wrong.
I love the earth as much as anyone and have practiced conservation and recycling all my life. However, Earth Day is an entirely different matter and has been twisted into something I doubt St. Francis would recognize. I may send this priest a letter.
This priest is a “guest” priest who helps out on Sundays — a weekend assistent. He’s not really part of this parish. In fact, this is the most coherent sermon I’ve ever heard come out of him.
Interesting that Francis of Assissi is often embraced by enviros for his “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” approach.