Nero was given to fiddling while Rome burned, while we see what seems like a lot of muddling, as the Church faces perhaps her greatest existential crisis, and our own nation of Canada could be a rather dire economic apocalypse.
As Father George Rutler opines in his inimitable way, it seems rather misplaced for the Holy Father to describe our most dire emergency is, yes, plastics in the ocean.
Really? These vast bodies of water, the Atlantic, but most of all the Pacific, are far, far bigger than most of us might imagine, or even can imagine. Yes, there is rubbish therein,