DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A new version of the three Rs is “reduce, reuse and recycle.”
And, actually, failure to do those things may constitute a sin in the future. That’s because in November, Pope Francis announced the possibility of adding “ecological sins” to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It would make acts and habits that harm the environment — such as polluting, using plastics only once, destroying forests or failing to recycle — an official sin.
Reactions online have been mixed, with some Catholics being sarcastic, others supportive and some frightened…
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