This meme was inspired by an article in the NY Times by Ross Douthat entitled "The Birthrate and America's Future." It reminded me of this address by Pope Benedict XVI earlier this year:
Pope says no future without children, urges support for large familiesTo read the whole article, click here: http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1200616.htm
Pilgrims cheer during the pope's general audience at the Vatican Feb. 15. (CNS/Paul Haring)
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI called on governments and communities to help large families, saying children represent hope and the well-being of every nation.
"There is no future without children," he said at the end of his general audience Feb. 15 in a greeting to members of an Italian association of large families.
"In today's social context, a family made up of many children constitutes a witness of faith, courage and optimism," he said. "I hope that adequate social and legislative measures are promoted that safeguard and sustain large families, which represent richness and hope for the whole country," he said.