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Irish theologian: close churches to safeguard environment

July 26, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Kevin Hargaden, a theologian with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in Dublin, has suggested that small parishes in Ireland should be closed, and the faithful gathered in “larger groups” for worship, so that church buildings could be devoted to other purposes, in service to a cleaner environment.

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  • Posted by: Bveritas2322 - Jul. 30, 2019 3:09 AM ET USA

    Yes, Lock the doors of any church this idiot might enter, protecting their environment from him, until he agrees to repent.

  • Posted by: Bveritas2322 - Jul. 28, 2019 2:20 PM ET USA

    Leave it to a Jesuit to constantly find ways to fulfill the adage that says some ideas are so stupid only intellectuals can have them.

  • Posted by: garedawg - Jul. 27, 2019 1:59 PM ET USA

    So having people drive further to a larger parish will help the environment.