April 24, 2018 By Alex Mikulich National Catholic Reporter
Water literally is both the gift of life and a threat of death. In my home of New Orleans and many places like it throughout the world, we know too well the death-dealing power of water. While we have spent billions to build a levee system to protect people and buildings, the failure to rebuild aging sewerage pipeline infrastructure exacerbates larger fiscal crises. We can’t live with too much of it, and we can’t live without its life-giving and cleansing powers.