Friday, December 16, 2005

There Are Not Enough Priests in Boston (or Rome) . . .

. . . to take care of this pastoral need:

Influential Jesuit says bad driving is sin, should be confessed

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

ROME (CNS) -- Driving inattentively, after drinking or when one is tired is a sin that should be confessed, said the Jesuit director of an influential magazine.

Poor driving "places at great risk one's own life and the lives of others, certainly much more than seeing a provocative film, something people confess much more easily because they feel more at fault," wrote Father GianPaolo Salvini in mid-December.

The priest is director of La Civilta Cattolica, a magazine reviewed by the Vatican Secretariat of State prior to publication.

Father Salvini noted that in late November, Pope Benedict XVI publicly asked people to drive more carefully in order to save lives.

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Blogger mamagiglio said...

Can we get a general absolution for New Jersey's driving? MAybe with the extra grace things would improve.

For all of you who have not had the (mis)fortune of drving through the Garden State, everything you've heard about Jersey Drivers is true!

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