After the years and years of Agony in Albany, things are looking up. There is a great bishop there now and, I hear, many improvements.
However, just as Rome was not built in a day, nor destroyed in a day, neither is it to be cleaned up in a day.
I received a note from a reader about an upcoming “convocation for St. Bernard’s School of Theology” entitled “A Christological Spirituality for Conversion to the Earth“.
No, I spelled that correctly. I double-checked “conversion”, just as you did with that same double-take I did.
The presenter, Sister Mary Frolich, RSCJ, was interviewed about this talk. Here’s what I read:
Q: How would you describe the title of your talk in layman’s terms?
Sister Mary: The talk will be about how our relationship with Jesus and our relationship with the Earth are related to each other.
Q: In the description of your presentation, you write that “the Spirit of God has labored with love to make known the face of Christ in the wondrous web of life on Earth.” How so?
Sister Mary: The theological approach I am embracing is that Christ was already beginning to be incarnated from the very beginning of creation, although the incarnation came to the fullness of expression in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.
In this perspective, Christ lives in all creatures, and evolution allows more and more dimensions of divine life to be expressed through created forms. For example, creatures’ capacities to know and to love (which are aspects of the divine image) increase as one moves along the evolutionary tree.
If I were involved with the Diocese of Albany, I think I would want to know more about this woman and her position before she spoke about it on any property related in anyway to the local Church.