I feel that there is a tendacy these days to read too much into gestures. We see that recently with peoples' reaction to whatever Pope Francis does; seeing it through their own ideological lenses. Sometimes a courteous action is just that, a courteous action from one Christian to another Christian. Nothing more, but definitely, nothing less.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
It Is What It Is!
When the picture of Cardinal Sean O'Malley OFM Cap, being anointed with water by the Rev. Anne Robertson hit the Web; the Catholic blogosphere went ballistic! Conservatives decried the fact that a Cardinal of the Church was accepting a blessing from a Protestant minister; a woman minister to boot! Liberals were wondering if this was a new openness to ordained women! The Boston Globe did a write up on the encounter, and a columnist for National Catholic Reporter online commented on the conservative blowback.