Pope Francis is a wonderful man. Pope Francis inherited an institution that mentally remains locked in a world that once was, but now, not is. I recognize that anyone in the role of Pope confronts inertia and dead wood that opposes change. The Italian Curia is:
1. Against birth control
2. It is against women as priests
3. It is against priests being able to marry.
So, when Pope Francis makes comments concerning the reality of modern life one must recognize that his words are carefully selected. He recently informed Catholics that he was concerned about their refusal to have many children. “A society with a greedy generation that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all a worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society. Their choice not to have children is selfish.”
I have four children. I also understand that in poverty areas of the world, having lots of children dooms most of them to a life of poverty and illness. There is need for birth control. In the United States of America young people are in a society in which the rich have and they do not. The cost of raising a child can be over $300,000. Sorry, Pope Francis, it is not being selfish, it is being realistic.