This has to do with pursuit of careers and other things (the Pope even mentions Atheists) AND Catholic teaching.
I could have put it under Catholic News (news such as a Bishop moving from one Diocese to another) or World News.
I chose World News.
If you moderators want to move it to Catholic News, I am perfectly happy with that too.
Pope Francis: Sacrificing Children for Career Is Modern ‘Idolatry’
By Thomas D. Williams, PH.D. Breitbart News
Modern idolatry takes many forms, Pope Francis said Wednesday, including not having children in order to advance one’s career.
“Idols demand a cult and rituals,” the pope said at his weekly General Audience in Saint Peter’s Square. “People bow down before them and sacrifice everything. In antiquity, human sacrifices were made to idols, but even today people sacrifice their children for their career, neglecting them or simply not generating them.”
Children are not the only sacrifice laid on the altar of idols, the pope continued, and one’s career is not the only idol on offer. . . .
. . . Anything can become an idol, the pontiff insisted, and this goes for religious believers and atheists alike, since it is a human tendency.
Idolatry, he said, is not only concerned with the false cults of paganism, but is a constant temptation for the faith. It consists in divinizing something other than God. . . .
. . . “Idols promise life, but in reality they take it away,” . . .
. . . “The true God doesn’t take away our children but offers his own Son for us.”