As bad as things can seem in the Catholic Church, I can always count on our Anglican brethren to put it all in perspective. The Church of England is distributing a new order of service in which Anglicans will pray for the dinner. No, not pray to receive, but to intercede on behalf of the dinner itself, or more accurately, the animals it once was. They’re being asked to pray for the soul of the animal and to “ask God to give them compasson for animals exploited for food, for science, and for entertainment.” Sounds like a PETA press release.
How ridiculous the whole thing is. How could animals be “exploited” for food, when they are, in fact, food. Every animal is food for something. Even man is eventually food for worms and bacteria (or for the unlucky, sharks and lions.)