This is not just the view of the President of the Vatican bank Ettore Gotti Tedeschi but also that of Steven Mosher, the head of the Population Research Institute based in Virginia.
If Americans averaged three children, the Social Security Trust Fund would be solvent forever, without recourse to raising taxes, postponing the age at retirement, or reducing benefits. America would possess a more robust economy and our standard of living would be higher.See CNA Daily News for their report.
One of our families in Gwinn is certainly doing its bit for the nation. The Winkler family has recently welcomed into the world their ninth child Philip Joseph whose baptism we will be celebrating very soon.
I have also had the joy in recent weeks of being at a birthday party for three children from two large and related families, and dinner with another one. It's such a joy to witness life in abundance, for that is what Christ came to give us.