Pope: Catholics don’t have to “breed like rabbits”

VATICAN-POPE-AUDIENCEWith a dateline “ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE,” the Associated Press reported yesterday that:

…it’s not true that to be a good Catholic “you have to be like rabbits.” On the contrary, he said “responsible parenthood” requires that couples regulate the births of their children, as church teaching allows. He cited the case of a woman he met who was pregnant with her eighth child after seven Cesarean sections.

“That is an irresponsibility!” he said. The woman might argue that she should trust in God. “But God gives you methods to be responsible,” he said.

On his trip back to Rome from visiting the Philippines, Pope Francis reiterated the Church’s teachings on contraceptives. You can read more here.

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  1. Until he and the Vatican allow, what they call, artificial contraception (i.e. effective birth control), this is just meaningless talk. On women’s issues and gender equality, this Pope is no different from past Popes, from what I’ve seen.

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