being vegetarian
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jovan66102 Wrote:
Montgisard Wrote:
Quote: From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
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The seventh commandment enjoins respect for the integrity of creation. Animals, like plants and inanimate beings, are by nature destined for the common good of past, present, and future humanity.195 Use of the mineral, vegetable, and animal resources of the universe cannot be divorced from respect for moral imperatives. Man's dominion over inanimate and other living beings granted by the Creator is not absolute;<B> it is limited by concern for the quality of life of his neighbor, including generations to come</B>; it requires <B>a religious respect</B> for the integrity of creation.196</I>
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That sounds like environmentalist speak (quality of life, sustainability, religious respect for creation etc). I did not know environmentalism could be catholicized!
 Far from needing to be 'catholicized', environmentalism began as a Catholic movement as pointed out by Oxford history professor Anna Bramwell in her histories of the movement. The prots and the socialists were all in the 'absolute dominion' camp while the Catholics, drawing on Scripture and the monastic experience were arguing for sustainability. Such men as Fr Fahey were in the forefront of the 'clean food' campaign as well.


Fascinating Joven, thanks for the post, and I defiently want to understand that more.  Though there are aspects of the modern, political, environmental movement that are "over the top" at times (and the PETA types are just plain silly), still, God created the earth and all that is upon it, and gave humans dominion over it, which, in my mind implies stewardship - and there would be definite moral issues involved.  And, of course, wherever there are moral issues, there the Church would have something to say.
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