Published on April 7, 2008
Section Green Report / Media
Regardless of what cloth you’re cut from, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Ten Commandments and the Seven Deadly Sins. But here’s a new one with which you may not be familiar: thou shall not pollute the Earth. According to an article in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, the Catholic Church has added causing “environmental blight” to its lists of modern evils.
In a statement released this past week, Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti (for those of you who are unfamiliar with the church hierarchy, he’s the #2 guy, after the Pope) urged the faithful to beware of new sins that are affecting the world in which we live. Included in these sins are ecological offenses, bioethics & genetic manipulation and drug & human trafficking. That’s right, not recycling your double macchiato container from Starbucks is right up there with selling young women for sex or giving drugs to children!