Pope Francis has urged families to have fewer children to make the world more sustainable, it has been reported.Peter Raven, a panelist at a Vatican-run workshop on “how to save the natural world”, was speaking at a press conference when he revealed the comments made by the Pope.The workshop included a range of experts and the solution was presented by Mr Raven, a botanist and environmentalist.“Pope Francis has urged us to have fewer children to make the world more sustainable,” Mr Raven said, according to LifeSiteNews."We need a more limited number of people in the world."
Actually, the truth is important, but even more so is what my friend Chris Muldoon did...he asked the source. (Duh...what a concept! Asking the source! How weird when it's so much easier and. to the weird, more fun, to find the devil in places where he doesn't hide, rather than looking, perhaps, in the mirror, where he might.)
Anyway, Chris wrote to the reporter asking:
"A couple questions based on published reports. Were you accurately quoted? What is your source for Pope Francis's thoughts here?"
The reporter, Peter Raven, answered Chris immediately:
"No, not an accurate quote. He and his predecessors have called repeatedly to have only the children they could raise properly which is a very different thing."
To it's credit, LifeSiteNews (nope...not going to link 'em) "corrected" their article.)
Um...I'm not here to teach you how not to conceive or give birth. You already know that, right? (Here's some hints: Artificial conception? Wrong. Abortion? Wrong. Have you got it yet?)
May God continue to bless you,