There is no question that the Bible is pro-child. The first commandment of the Bible, “Be fruitful and multiply” (Gen 1:28) has not been cancelled. Another translation is “Be fertile and multiply.” Psalms 127 and 128 further exemplify the pro-family attitude encouraged in the Bible. Children thrive best in a family of several children where they learn to give, share, and care. For more study, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1652, 1653, 2367, 2373, 2368. Also St. John Paul II on Oct. 7, 1979 celebrated Mass on the Capitol Mall in Washington, D.C. and for his homily encouraged parents to consider another sibling for their children. (Page 7 of online manual, Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach, www.NFPandmore.org.) For spacing children, we teach ecological breastfeeding for married couples starting their families. God does provide spacing if the breastfeeding is done right. It truly is God’s plan for natural child spacing. Most folks say “we know that doesn’t work.” The book, The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding, was written to prove that it does work.