Our New Mothers And then there are the new babies in my parish. Liz & Paolo, Mahta & Adam, and Johanna & David are all preparing to bring their children into the light of day. Many families have just had babies as well, such as Valerie & Andy, Jamila & Andy, and Rachel & Spencer. Wonderful it is to baptize so many children here in the heart of the City. Rachel coordinates our “Stella Maris” Mom’s Group, which meets every third Saturday. Our lovely young mothers gather for breakfast and a book discussion while their husbands preside over strollers in the schoolyard.
They Lied to Us. For fifty years, the nasty negativity of the so-called “sexual revolution” has been telling us that children enslave women. To support its claim that sterility liberates society, Paul Erlich published The Population Bomb in 1968. “The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” he wrote. “In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death….” Erlich described world population as a “Bomb” in the years we all lived in dread of the real Bomb (the hydrogen bomb). Erlich was dead wrong, although some “experts” still reference his theories with a straight face. Instead, many nations now face a “demographic winter” such that the Japanese and French governments (in a panic) are paying women to have babies. Even the government knows that children are not the problem but the solution. “Saying there are too many children in the world,” wrote Mother Teresa, “is like saying there are too many flowers in the field.” Christ promised that, as our Loving Father provides for the birds and the flowers, He will provide for us. Do we, children of the “sexual revolution,” believe in God or His promises?