At least it is, if you are not "recycling"! Thus sayeth Msgr Paul Dudziak of St. Rose of Lima Church in Gaithersburg, MD. He said, and I quote, "every home that is not recycling is like its own BP oil spill, trashing the earth." And when was this inspired oracle delivered to the adoring throngs? On Pentecost Sunday! So the environmentalists hijack not only Lent (with their "lenten carbon fast") but now they exploit a major Church solemnity for their own ideological ends.
I thank my colleague at "A Washington DC Catholic" for alerting me to this, and suggest that you read his post. (Also read his post from today; the Archdocesan Environmental Committee apparently wants us to "repent" for the Gulf oil spill.) He stated that while he had the audio of the homily, he was unable to post it. I communicated to him that I was able to do so. He sent the file to me and I now make it available to you at this link. Note: the "oil spill" gaffe occurs right at the beginning of the clip. Msgr Dudziak goes on to lament violence, as well. However, he focuses primarily on military activity (forgetting that not all force is violence), but of course is typically silent on the violence done in the first environment that humans know: the violence of abortion committed in what should be the safest environment, that of a mother's womb.
Some of you might recall that this blog was inaugurated last September. One of my first posts had to do with my own visit to St. Rose. I urge you to revisit that post. That will make it easier to conceive how progressive propaganda thinly disguised as a homily can proceed from that place.
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