No wait, you're still going to hell for that joint when you were 16

There are apparently “new sins which have appeared on the horizon of humanity as a corollary of the unstoppable process of globalisation”. The Vatican newspaper has published a new list also
In addition to Brad Pitt's old favorites-
  • lust
  • gluttony
  • avarice
  • sloth
  • anger
  • envy
  • pride.
There is now also the following to worry about
Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican body which oversees confessions and plenary indulgences....
...You offend God not only by -stealing, blaspheming or coveting your neighbour’s wife, but also by
ruining the environment
,
carrying out morally debatable scientific experiments
,
or allowing genetic manipulations which alter DNA or compromise embryos,” he said.

Bishop Girotti said that mortal sins also included
taking or dealing in drugs
,
and social injustice which caused poverty or “the excessive accumulation of wealth by a few”.

He said that two mortal sins which continued to preoccupy the Vatican were abortion, which offended “the dignity and rights of women”, and paedophilia, which had even infected the clergy itself and so had exposed the “human and institutional fragility of the Church”.
So, really, there's no hope....

1 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

Re said...
March 11, 2008 10:14 AM

Well I suppose even the Church had to wake up and smell the twentieth century coffee.
I think I might be going to hell now more than ever... oh dear.

I DO PARTICULARLY agree with the addition of pedophilia, and marvel the fact that they finally acknowledge; 'which had even infected the clergy itself and so had exposed the “human and institutional fragility of the Church”.'
Only perhaps several dozen decades too late.

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