Catholic Culture Dedication
Catholic Culture Dedication

Tell me more about the population explosion...

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Feb 28, 2017

... and meanwhile I’ll call your attention to the Spanish government’s decision to appoint a “sex czar” to encourage people to make more babies. Because in Spain, as in most of the “advanced” countries of the Western world, fertility rates have dropped well below the replacement level, to the point where society’s future is endangered.

This is the ultimate indictment of sex education, by the way. After several decades of classroom indoctrination, we as a society no longer seem to know how to do what every previous generation of humanity did: procreate. Hint: It doesn’t require a government program.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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