Fiddling while Rome burns

Fiddling while Rome burns

Glad to see that everything in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis is going so well that they can afford to spend time finding solutions to the problem of global warming. Yep, there’s nothing more important going on in the Church than that.

Are all Minneapolis Catholics so well-catechized that they can afford to waste time on this? This is a project of the archdiocesan Office for Social Justice. Even within the realm of that office, surely there are more important and more realistic issues to deal with than global warming.

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is launching a parish-based effort to find practical, socially equitable and close-to-home solutions to global warming.

The drive will organize parishioners to study global warming and develop ways to confront it in the community and through changes in public policy, said Matt Rezac, public policy manager for the archdiocese’s Office for Social Justice.

Considering that most climatologists can’t even agree on the reasons for and solutions to the problem of global climate change, does anyone seriously believe that this program is anything more than the typical “make myself feel good” project that has lots of symbolism and little substance?

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