Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Celebrating as Population Reaches 8 Billion

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Father Shenan J. Boquet was ordained in 1993 and is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana, his home state, where he served before joining HLI in August 2011.

A week after Election Day, on November 15, the earth’s population is expected to reach 8 billion.

Abortion fanatics and the carbon footprint ideologues will use the occasion to issue their usual dire warnings about over-population, adding fuel to the increasingly popular movement of young people choosing to intentionally remain childless, “for the sake of the planet.”

Pro-lifers, however, proclaim that every life is a gift and believe this momentous occasion is a cause for celebration, not lamentation – especially as we face a worldwide decline in fertility and looming depopulation. …

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