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OVERPOPULATION

A theory of certain demographers that the natural resources of the earth are becoming too small to meet the needs of the world' growing population. The Church's position is that "overpopulation" is a human construct; that the same divine providence that inspired the advances in science to increase human longevity will also ensure the means of sustaining the increased human family.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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