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By Diogenes (articles - email) | Jan 16, 2008

When they think about political causes, some Catholics tend to fixate on minor considerations, such as the wholesale destruction of human life. Others-- their souls purified by labyrinth walks and enneagram workshops, their intellects trained by studies with Sister Joan, their wills tested by previous crusades against non-union lettuce and table grapes, have discovered a loftier cause:

Concerns about bottled water are bubbling up in Catholic organizations, adding clout to a growing number of cities and secular organizations worried about the issue -- with women religious strongly in the lead. Numerous women’s religious orders are banning bottled water at their motherhouses, retreat houses and conference centers, and some are substituting refillable water bottles for the throw-away kind at sponsored events.

Well lemme tell you this: If I found myself cooped up in one of those motherhouses, I wouldn't be drinking water-- from any container.

By the way, my home is a nuclear-free zone. So don't get on your high horse with me.


Hold everything! Here I thought I was on the cutting edge of social-conscience Catholicism, and then this important news came from across the pond:

A Catholic group has called on the Church to get behind the current campaign for free-range eggs and poultry.

None too soon, because:

They claim the current treatment of chickens - both in terms of battery hens for eggs and intensively-reared chicken for slaughter - is inhumane.
With free-range chicken I prefer lager beer. In disposable cans.

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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