Social Justice, War, and Housing:
Have children! Have many children! Have as many as you can. This is God’s way. Be fruitful, not voluntarily barren (save for specially graced vocations which bear other kinds of fruits for the Body of Christ).
Yes, certainly, but today the dilemma for many is how many children can one afford if, say, you, or both you and your spouse together, cannot afford more than a two bedroom appartment in the city and, because of lower paying jobs, are not qualified for a mortgage? What if one spouse gets sick? And what of the shrinking housing stock which drastically raises costs at the same time that the government is immorally spending trillions on wars and subsidizing Weapons Manufacturers with our tax dollars, or in deficit (inflationary) spending?
All of this contributes to why so many ordinary couples must resort to limiting the size of their families through Natural Family Planning which alone is what the Church allows.
Social Justice in the Catholic sense (neither Left or Right) matters. The Church has warned of all this, especially since the time of Leo XIII, and today it is increasingly our reality and challenge. And we must shun the world’s often wrong or Immoral solutions.
— Pope Pius XI on Despotic Economic Dictatorship
— On NFP when necessary…
Updated March 2022