catholic church outdoes itself on hypocrisy

I don't usually pay attention to pronouncements by popes and papal cohorts, and I would rarely, if ever, blog about anything Catholic Church- related. But this item from James is just too rich.
Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti, a close ally of the Pope and a top official in the Vatican, has come up with a new list of deadly sins for the modern "globalised" world.

He's told the Osservatore Romano, the official Vatican newspaper, that the seven classic "sins of yesteryear" - sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, wrath and pride - have a "rather individualistic dimension".

He hopes his new sinful versions will make the faithful realise that their vices have an effect on others.

They include: accumulating obscene wealth, polluting the environment, genetic engineering, drug dealing, abortion, paedophilia and causing social injustice.

Holy cow. Holy shit. Holy shitting cow.

The Catholic Church is including accumulating obscene wealth and pedophilia on its sin list??

The same Catholic Church that accumulated obscene wealth (often by stealing it from people it was forcibly converting and/or torturing and killing) for centuries? And has continued to accumulate obscene wealth while so many of its adherents live in obscene poverty and squalor?

And I assume this is the same Catholic Church that covered up its sexually abusive priests and nuns for decades by moving them to other unsuspecting parishes where they could continue to ruin yet more childhoods?

Now let's all play "what doesn't belong on the list". I love how abortion is on par with child sexual abuse and causing social injustice. Would that be the same social injustice the Catholic Church increases through its anti-woman (anti-contraception, anti-abortion) policies?

Oy. It wasn't always easy to be Jewish (especially as an atheist), but thank something I didn't have to recover from this crap. My heart goes out to recovering Catholics everywhere.

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