Filed under: abortion, Culture and Catholicism, depopulation, Green Catholics, Vatican II | Tags: abortion, birth rate, Catholic church, Catholic values, demographics, economics, Nancy Pelosi, negative population growth, Obama, Planned Parenthood, SSPX, Vatican II
Once again Vatican II has been named in a political struggle between pro-life Catholics and liberal Catholics who would institute public policy at variance with Catholic teaching, and thereby do economic and ecological harm. (more…)
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History is going to overtake our discussion of abortion. It’s already begun, you can hear the distant bells. (more…)
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A Swedish public health expert has spilled the beans. He has researched the value of a baby to the Swedish economy. He wasn’t trying to stop abortion or threaten the contraceptive mentality. He wasn’t fighting the anti-natalist notion that every baby born is a bottomless drain on the economy and a blow to the environment. If that had been the case, if he’d have been arguing that we should stop killing babies, he’d be mopping university library floors instead of studying there.
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Uncategorized | Tags: birth rate, capitalism, Catholic, distributism, reproduction, space colonies, space program
The New Scientist Environmental Blog had an interesting entry recently on the ‘carrying capacity of the planet.’ Many commentators displayed their excellent scientific credentials in arguing the many sides of the question, but for Catholics the question is moot. It doesn’t matter what the carrying capacity of Earth might be because our faith interprets the arcane words of Genesis, addressed by God to human beings, ‘Go forth and multiply” as meaning go forth and multiply. It’s our human mission statement.