In yet another airplane interview, Pope Francis said to reporters and the entire world that “Catholics don’t need to breed like rabbits.”
Simply put, there are no words to adequately describe the heartlessness of that statement, no matter how he or his legions of yes-men may try to contextualize it.
So to all the big, beautiful and loving families of this world, whatever your creed, I say thank you for bringing love into the world. Each conceived soul is a gift from God, not an economic asset or liability on Pope Francis’ or Planned Parenthood’s spreadsheets.
One day people will see that. Until then, we must keep our hope alive, and rejoice in the love that does exist in this world, expressed in so many ways, including by parents whose hearts are filled with joy and excitement with the addition of each new child in the family.