Friday, August 31, 2007

Priest offers festival-goers the chance to confess their green sins

The Times of London reports that the Climate Indulgences meme has been taken to its logical conclusion.

Nine out of ten people tell little green lies about how much they recycle and how little they consume, according to a recent survey.

The Roman Catholic Church is at hand with a new line in “green confessions” to help eco-sinners to find forgiveness.

Dom Anthony Sutch, the Benedictine monk who resigned as head of Downside School to become a parish priest in Suffolk, will be at the county’s Waveney Greenpeace festival this weekend to hear eco-confessions in what is thought to be the first dedicated confessional booth of its kind.

Vested in a green chasuble-style garment made from recycled curtains, and in a booth constructed of recycled doors, he will hear the sins of of those who have not recycled the things they ought to have done and who have consumed the things they ought not to have done....MORE