Pope John XXIII had torn down the boundaries among the world's religions. That was called the ecumenical movement.
Both priests and nuns were going to jail for political activism.
The dean of women at Seton Hill College, Greensberg, Pennsylvania, Sister Zoe Dorsa, would eventually leave the Sisters of Charity.
But still, some of our jaws dropped when we found out that the president of student council, Sally Conroy, was going to marry the former chaplain at Seton Hill. That was Christopher Fullman.
He had left the priesthood. Despite all the upheaval in Catholicism, who would have thunk such a union was going to happen. Christopher had been my freshman professor in the course in the Old Testament.
But marry Sally and Chris did. The joyous couple sent out a Christmas letter annually. Somehow I was on the list. After all, I was an outlier. So, it was peculiar that I was to be kept up to date on the doings of all the insiders.
When Chris was dying, Sally sent out an SOS that we swing by their New Jersey home and visit. That I did. Shame on me.
It was most awkward. I had never fit in with the lion's share of classmates at Seton Hill. But Sally and I were oil and water. When she sent a series of multiple announcements after Chris died, I never replied. She didn't send any more stuff to me. That was 21 years ago. Good riddance.
Since then, Sally Conroy Fullman has become an advocate for more knowledge about osteoporosis. That seemed odd. After all, from the get-go, medical doctors mandate tests of our bone density. Actually, laypeople like myself probably know more about osteoporosis than healthy eating. I guess everyone needs a cause, even if it's not needed. And, it's sad Sally's bone density isn't too hot. Mine is great.
Meanwhile, the FDA is re-evaluating labeling for "healthy" food. Advocates in that niche could become the new heroes of these diabetes-ridden times.