Is “Planned” a Dirty Word for Catholics?

Monday, December 1, 2008 \PM\.\Mon\.

Taking a quiet Saturday morning to catch up on reading the newspaper, I was perusing a WSJ article on the lost virtue of prudence in our modern American society when I came across this jarring note:

The puzzling thing is that, under normal circumstances, our Americanus prudens should be flourishing. By looking ahead and exercising self-control, these unassuming homebodies tend to do well in school, form solid families and make lots of money — which they compulsively save, tucking it away in banks or mutual funds (once-sturdy institutions recently found by scientists to be hollow). The prudent have only the children they can afford — prudential parenthood is inevitably planned — but these offspring tend to thrive thanks to a stable home environment in which education is emphasized.

This threw me because the most financially prudent people I know at work are those with single incomes and large families

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What He Said

Monday, December 1, 2008 \AM\.\Mon\.

regular-guy

As I browse the internet I sometimes find articles that are so on point that all I can add is “What she said” or “What he said”.

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