1952: Every Catholic mother wants her son to be a priest.
2012: Every Catholic mother wants someone else’s son to be a priest.
Contraception: the gift that keeps on giving.
In case that’s too subtle for you, dear reader:
Families with 7 kids wouldn’t have been unusual, pre-WWII. Since the advent of contraception and antibiotics, ‘sexual freedom’ has led to declining birth-rates. Now sons are too precious to send to the seminary.