There are millions of orphans currently suffering. Many of them will suffer horrible abuse at the hands of foster parents. In other countries, they will be sold into slavery. These children exist, and if someone doesn't help them, they will suffer. That much is a constant.
Yet, according to the Catholic Church, only marriage between a man and woman is moral because it leads to a married couple having children.
Has Christianity become so perverted that not adopting (having children rather than adopting them is an conscious act) children is more moral than ending human suffering?
What has happened to the teachings of Christ?
Having children is the most selfish thing you can do. You are not so special that your genes need to be passed on to the next generation. Really, why do people think this? I am somewhat self-involved, but thinking my seed must be passed on is beyond even my vainest moments.
The need to procreate is not something spiritual. The dogs down the street are doing it; and they've never even been to Sunday school. The desire to procreate is a biological urge. And it's no different from other fleshly desires.
It is sort of silly to say, "I need to go forth and multiply," given that others have done more than a good enough job doing that.
Children are great. And children suffering is a horrible injustice. A church that truly taught Christ's message would encourage adoption over procreation.
Yet the Pope is more concerned with adults entering into consensual sexual relations than he is with children being sold into sexual slavery. Yes, when you choose not to adopt, you make it more likely that a child will suffer. You are culpable.
It's a strange world we live in, when even the Pope has missed the basic message of the New Testament. He's more worried about gay adults than he is with suffering children.
Then again, this wouldn't be the first time the Pope was more concerned with adult gays trying to marry than he was with child molestation, would it?