In olden days, the deadly sins included lust, gluttony and greed. Now, the Catholic Church says pollution, mind-damaging drugs and genetic experiments are on its updated thou-shalt-not list. Also receiving fresh attention by the Vatican was social injustice, along the lines of the age-old maxim: “The rich get richer while the poor get poorer.”

Hypocrisy’s my theme for today, it seems. This article’s a few weeks old, but it incensed me enough to leave it up until I had time to Stumble (which I haven’t much had, of late). The Vatican reasserts its antipathy to the rich-and-poor disparity. No doubt this theological treatise will be published, beautifully bound in a gold-embossed tome, and fully paid for through the billions of dollars dropped into its collection plates by favela-, barrio-, and slum-dwelling believers worldwide.

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