Pope Francis to moms: It’s OK to breast-feed in public

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A mother and baby breast-feeding.

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A mother and baby breast-feeding.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope departed from his prepared text which included the phrase “give them milk,” and inserted the Italian term "allattateli," which means “breastfeed them.”

  • Where would we be without the Pope’s wisdom?

  • That’s fine. But when will Francis rescind Pope Paul VI’s misogynist patriarchalist ban on contraception, which he issued in 1968 in defiance of the vast majority of his own advisers. That ban is responsible for the deaths of countless women worldwide, has helped keep the abortion rate high (over 50 million in the US since 1968, and over 1.5 billion worldwide since 1968), has contributed enormously to the climate change problem and all its concomitants, and has violated women’s religious freedom and rights of conscience. — Edd Doerr (arlinc.org)

  • Edd,

    Well, said.
    And I would add, religion really does poison everything.

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