Vatican Cardinal: Pope Called for Control of BirthsWritten by Michael J. Matt | Editor
"Speaking to the BBC outside of the climate change talks in Paris, the cardinal suggested that limiting births can 'offer a solution' to difficulties such as water and food shortages that are said to come from overpopulation and climate change. 'The amount of population that is critical for the realisation of this is still something we need to discover, yet the Holy Father has also called for a certain amount of control of birth.'
"Cardinal Turkson, described by the BBC as the Vatican expert on climate change, said while the critical level of population remains to be determined, the pope has nevertheless called for control of births." READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT There they go again, these traditionalists. I mean, did Cardinal Turkson even bother to check the original text of the Pope's statement? No, of course not! He just went right ahead and took the media's word for it, that the Pope is calling for birth control. Obviously, the Pope never said this, and even if he did he didn't mean it. What he probably meant to say is there needs to be greater control of berths--that is, a reduction of the number of berths on trains and onboard ships so the people will stay home with their families and not travel abroad so much, which is death to the environment.
This is getting ridiculous. Here's Francis--divinely appointed by God to be Pope and to be infallible in everything and to never be questioned by ANYONE, ever, no matter what he says--trying to lead the world to Christ and be all humble and merciful and everything, and then along comes this traditionalist, radical extremist, fundementalist Cardinal Peter Turkson just making stuff up about our pope.
I'm tired of it! I LOVE THE POPE. Let me say it again, in case you didn't hear me the first time: I . LOVE . THE . POPE!
Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000. Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.