Now, before I any further, I want to state for the record that I have no problem helping to ensure that the environment not destroyed by ensuring that I don't waste water, dump oil down the sewer system, recycle plastic, etc. but for some, it becomes the new religion.
The folks over at St. Raphael has taken this to a new height.
(Oh, and even though we have Catholic schools closing around the Archdiocese, somehow they are expanding with the official groundbreaking for a new building. My sources tell me it is because they are funding it on their own and not with money from the Archdiocese. Now, I don't have a problem with them doing this, I have a problem with the Archdiocese allowing this while they let our schools close.)
I have gotten word of one religious order who has really taken this Earth Day Feast Day all the way. They are the Sisters of Providence, who were the order which ran Immaculata High School (which closed in the mid-1980s). Although they are not located in DC, here is what they tell us about this very special day:
"Going Local" Earth Day celebration
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC) is proud to announce the 12th annual Earth Day Celebration 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT on April 17 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.
This family-friendly event is sponsored by the Sisters of Providence of Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods near Terre Haute, Ind. This year’s theme will focus on “going local.”
WVC’s information booth will feature educational materials on the importance of supporting our local farmers, artisans, craftspersons and businesses, and the economic and environmental impact of these choices.
If you want to read more, go here.
If you decide to read it, think about who is missing from this?