Teilhard de Chardin

Martin Luther King, Jr. joining hands with Catholic clergy and other religious leaders. Martin Luther King, Jr. joining hands with Catholic clergy and other religious leaders.

[Note: The Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week will appear tomorrow]

In the United States, we celebrate the life and ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. today.  Last Saturday, I went to see the movie Selma.  I came in with low expectations, expecting a typical Hollywood story that would depict Dr. King as a one-dimensional larger than life figure and “secularize” the Christian faith component of Dr. King. After watching the film, I was pleasantly surprised. Despite some historical inaccuracies (especially the portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson), it was overall an outstanding film.  It showed Dr. King as a very complex person, including his doubts and sins that plagued him and his relationships (especially with Coretta Scott King). It also showed the deep Christian faith that Dr. King had that inspired him with the…

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