Oil Spill: A Great Awakening?

By Brenda Peterson
Huffington Post

An ex-priest I know just returned from visiting his old parish in Louisiana. “Even with oil destroying their marshes and livelihoods,” the man who used to be Father Joseph, told me, “many of the faithful are still posting Facebook pledges to Support Offshore Drilling.”

Father Joe is a tall, lean man who has moved to the more eco-friendly Northwest. “Maybe it will take this oil spill to launch another Great Awakening among religions,” he suggested.