“An Iowan bishop is urging Catholics to liquefy corpses for the sake of preserving the planet. In an October 20th letter promoting alternatives to burial, Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque promotes alkaline hydrolysis, involving water, lye, and air pressure to liquefy a dead body within hours, then pouring it into the ground. He goes on to ask:
‘[I]sn’t traditional burial disrespectful to God’s good, green earth?’
The same bishop is also pushing for women priests. During his Sunday sermon, Archbishop Jackels pushed for change in basic Church teaching.
‘For example, our reading of Sacred Scripture can deepen such that we would decide differently about a men-only priesthood.’”
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