Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bye, Bye, Baby . . .

In the previous blog I said that the "population bomb" panic of the last quarter of the 20th century was a major contributing factor in the death of "Europe" -- that is, of the culture represented by that word. Here's why.

As Benedict XVI has often pointed out, the single most reliable indicator of the hope that a culture is able to awaken in its population is the willingness of that population to invest itself in, and make sacrifice on behalf of, the children who will inherit the culture.

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