Local Muslims were at the Cathedral today after mass to offer a cup of Noah's Pudding, a tasty symbol of our common Abrahamic heritage and of the duty to share with others. As Catholics, we can justly admire many of our Muslim neighbours for their diligence in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Since there are certainly parts of the world where Muslim - Christian relations are bad, very dangerously bad, it is so pleasant to be reminded of what is possible. Let us give thanks for religious freedom and pray for progress in true ecumenism.
Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for Us.