Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary, use words.
– St. Francis of Assisi
It is a disservice not only to children but also to women and society itself when a women is made to feel guilty for wanting to remain in the home and nurture and care for her children. It is also necessary to counter the misconception that the role of motherhood is oppressive to women and that a commitment to her family, particularly to her children, prevents a women from reaching personal fulfillment and from having an influence on society. No response to women’s issues can ignore a woman’s role in the family or take lightly the fact that every new life is entrusted to the protection and care of the women carrying it in the womb.
– quote from Pope John Paul II in the book Grace Cafe