why do some caothlics make it seem like not having a lot of children is a sin?
yeah, I get that there are selfish reasons for not wanting more, but not always
not that I feel called to marriage, but maybe that will change. and honestly, I don’t think I could handle a lot of kids, mainly due to disability issues.
but even if a person doesn’t have a visible disability, there is still a lot of judgement.
the catechism mentions financial, physical, emotional and psychological issues but that just doesn’t seem to hole a lot of weight.
I heard a lot of “oh well, people are just making excuses now, everyone used to have large families in the past, being are just being lazy if they say they can’t handle more children. no one used to have only children”
I don’t know how true that is, that everyone had large families, I know people used to have a lot of kids because there wa sa good chance many of them wouldn’t survive until adulthood. also people got married earlier (and also died earlier)
and faithful, young catholics are becoming quite a rare breed these days