is it irresponsible for parents to have kids if they can’t provide for them? i’m talking about basic things like having enough food and water. it seems like a lot of people in poverty stricken areas have many children which they can’t afford to feed at all. don’t get me wrong, i’m saying the earth is overpopulated or anything like that, but isn’t the parent responsible for the physical and mental weel-being of their children? of course in more developed countries, we have similar problems. drug-addicts or alcoholics who do irresponsible things and have children they they are no state to support and then the kids get abused or taken away and put in foster care.
what is the proper church presepctive on this subject.
also, i’m confused on the church’s position on the number of children a family should have. of course, there is no correct or incorrect numbers but it seems like larger families are more accepted in the cahtolic world. and of course, just and unjust reasons for using nfp. is it really a sin to only want maybe one or 2 kids because that’s all you can handle? i get it, there are obviously selfish reasons for not wanting kids but what if, you might not be able to send them to a good catholic school, or pay for their college tuition later on?
i’m asking because i’m an only child, and certain people in the church are rather unforgiving about it. of course, they don’t know the circumstances so i guess i should just ignore the negative comments