Okay, so a few weeks ago Pope Francis used some less than delicate language to state what the Church has always taught:
Catholics are not obligated to have as many children as physically possible.
I don’t have to repeat the whole saga for you. You remember: the media went wild, the people who hate the Church lied about what he actually said, and the Catholic blogosphere got so excited it wet itself.
And we moved on, because at the end of the day we know that Pope Francis actually likes big families (because he has said so).
Then, at his general audience today, the Pope made his thoughts on the issue quite clear when he came right out and said that having more children is not irresponsible.
Glad we cleared that up.
And since the media will no doubt be scrambling to cover this (ha ha nope), here are a few other things Pope Francis said today that they can report:
“To not have children is a selfish choice.”
“Children are the joy of the family and of society.”
“Children are a gift: do you understand? Children are a gift.”
“A society that is greedy with its generation, which does not like to surround itself with children, that considers them above all a worry, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society.”
“If a family that is full of children is regarded as if it were a weight, there is something that’s not right!”
So there you have it. You can rest assured that the Pope wants you to have more babies.
And just in time for Valentines Day.