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An interesting article in pointing out the Catholic church's decline because of a failure of it's important mission to help those with real needs of food, clothing, housing and jobs and instead focusing on a controlling ideological agenda that is only sex-based -- an apparent fixation of its male-exclusive hierarchy.
"If the church can provide milk, diapers and rice, then go ahead, let's make more babies," said Giselle Labadan, a 30-year-old roadside vendor. "But there are just too many people now, too many homeless people, and the church doesn't help to feed them." - That is exactly it. Why isn't the church taking care of all those children that the poor can't support? In every country the poor remain poor because they don't have the means to support the children they keep having, but the wealthy control the number of children they have and gain in wealth. The only stance the church takes is no birth control, and of course protect the pedophiles it brings into the fold. It doesn't care about the true spiritual well being of its people. Not if they are so against actually helping people with real means, ie birth control. Having condoms and birth control pills does not mean people will have more sex and/or more partners. If that is a concern, then they should be working on that side, making sure people don't choose to do that. But in marriage, there is no reason that a couple should have to have no sex if they want no children. Not when there are safe means to prevent that.
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