Pope: Make Babies for the Church (Popemobile Needs Gas)
I’m reluctant to roast Pope Francis, our greatest hope for a reversal of anti-contraception Catholic dogma. But Lord knows, for now, the Vatican still has serious sins against sustainability for which to atone.
While we generally stick with shaming news media for pro-growth bias, we do spotlight public figures from time to time for their remarks. Time magazine first got our attention with this report about Pope Francis’ Mass remarks in the Vatican on Monday.
“…the Pope also counseled childless couples to be fruitful and multiply….”
“…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.”
If you conceive children thinking they’re going to be hanging around you in old age to ward off loneliness, good luck with that! It strikes me as the ultimate selfish act. And I wouldn’t be too thrilled to discover Mom and Dad gave me life to fill a pew in the local parish. Being fruitful is a religious message older than MS-DOS, more ancient than the steam engine, heck, it’s older than science. WHEN are the religions of the world going to give up this archaic, fruitful crap and get on with promoting the idea of loving one another (which means having fewer children so there will be a beautiful, healthy world for them to live in)?
This Vatican Radio report gives us a few more details. Sorry, Pope. You’re in the doghouse today, but you know what you can do to land on the Wall of Fame.
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