Another WOW: yesterday’s statement by Pope Francis that Good Roman Catholics do not need to breed like "rabbits"
I don’t know what they put in the Pope’s drink on his visit to the Philippines.
Years ago, a Catholic friend from Montreal told me how their priests would visit families and demand an explanation, if a year had gone by without a new pregnancy. With one Papal remark, all those Catholics who followed their priests’ teaching and expectations to have large families must feel really dumb.
Had anyone else come out with a statement “Catholics breed like rabbits”, the uproar would have been enormous. Charlie Hebdo would party. The Pope would have demanded more respect for his faith and his flock of… His message would have been repeated from every pulpit.
PS: and if you wondered… contraceptives are still out. Tough.