On the heels of my last post, I came across this article over at The Golden Rice Project, a fine program aimed at ridding vitamin deficiency in children in developing nations.
It seems that in November of last year, Pope Francis personally gave his blessing to the project. Now, normally I wouldn’t really care what a Pope blessed, the fact that he has billions of Catholics behind his robe, can’t hurt the chances for this project’s eventual success, and will hopefully help turn the tide against the ‘activists’ that interfere with it. Unfortunately, the Pope’s blessing doesn’t translate to official endorsement (if an official blessing of the Holy See were to be given, it would be issued from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace), and the Church has made no move to do so for this most worthy project. Hey! It doesn’t have anything to do with birth control, so what’s the hold up?
Read the article and learn more about Golden Rice here.