The Pope made a statement yesterday at daily mass which will no doubt not endear him to many on the left who might as well have as their slogan “Blessed are the barren”.
“These marriages, in which the spouses do not want children, in which the spouses want to remain without fertility. This culture of well-being from ten years ago convinced us: ‘It’s better not to have children! It’s better! You can go explore the world, go on holiday, you can have a villa in the countryside, you can be care-free…it might be better – more comfortable – to have a dog, two cats, and the love goes to the two cats and the dog. Is this true or is this not? Have you seen it? Then, in the end this marriage comes to old age in solitude, with the bitterness of loneliness. It is not fruitful, it does not do what Jesus does with his Church: He makes His Church fruitful.”
Go here to read the rest at Vatican Radio. Almost all of the West has embraced a culture of death that is completely inimical to children. They are slain in the womb, made the chief victims of divorce on demand, medicated, especially boys, to “cure” fairly normal childhood behaviors, exposed to rancid pornography at tender ages, brought up in a hyper sexualized environment, taught at schools that specialize in indoctrination rather than education and often given neither love nor discipline. If only most people treated their kids as well as they treat their cats and dogs. Bravo Pope Francis!