The big news this week is the persistent “heat dome” over America’s south, and record shattering high temperatures, wildfires, et. al, in Europe. I recall traveling during the summer in America’s south a number of years ago and seeing a marquee in front of a church in, I believe it was Alabama, that read: “You think it’s hot here!” Our First World energy gluttony (a sin, by the way) is, apparently, majorly fueling (no pun intended) what’s becoming catastrophic climate change. The Catholic Catechism says this type of gluttony is a sin against the 7th Commandment: “Thou Shalt Not Steal.” See, our use of natural resources, and such, according to the Catechism, should reflect “…concern for the quality of life of one’s neighbor — including generations to come.” Our, again, First World gluttony (central heat, central air conditioning, driving everywhere, etc…) is not only destroying the planet for future generations, but it is creating catastrophic havoc (much more drought, famine, super-charged storms…) for many living on the planet now. When is the last time a spiritual leader in America called their congregation on this? Probably not often, if at all, huh. Yet, ultimately, it’s this type of sin(s) that could end people up in a place, well, much hotter than here.