|The Catholic Cemeteries Association, Pittsburgh|
Apparently, there is a price for everything. The Catholic Cemeteries Association of Pittsburgh has leased just over 1,000 acres of cemetery property (15 cemeteries are included) to a company with a five year option to drill for natural gas on the cemetery land.
A major concern for some is that drilling shouldn't take place in urban areas due to explosion risk. The obvious seems to evade some people, so I feel that I must just ask the question: Is the Diocese of Pittsburgh so desperate to make a buck that they are willing to desecrate hallowed ground? Perhaps the Bishop would not mind being planted above an operating gas well. I would imagine most people would consider it sacrilege.