"Certain events are by themselves highly symbolic... The 'cosmic nightmare' of one of the most bizarre pseudo-theologians of the 20th century, and its most dated religious thinker, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, was celebrated with a major conference, on November 9-10, in the Society of Jesus's own Pontifical Gregorian University, dedicated to finding a role for him and his ideas in the 'new evangelization'.Thus Rorate Caeli introduces its post of the English translation of Agnoli's article.
"Italian journalist and commentator Francesco Agnoli could not believe his eyes either, and so he wrote the following in opinion daily Il Foglio on November 8."
The conference concluded, it is reported, with a "Holy Mass with readings from the Mass on the World of Teilhard de Chardin" (S.Messa con letture dalla Messa sul Mondo di Teilhard de Chardin) in the University Chapel.
It just doesn't get any weirder than this. The Faith reduced to the Magical Mystery Tour?!
The reader who sent me the link to this article commented: "... but this comment takes the cake in my book ... Still laughing ...
"I now bracket him with another title which was read with admiration when I encountered him: Jonathan Livingston Seagull."[Hat tip to J.M.]