In this reflective clip Father Barron, a Catholic priest who is also a popular social commentator, critiques a recent controversial Time magazine article entitled “The childfree life”.  The article has stirred up debate about the increasingly common choice not to have children and the falling fertility rates which have resulted.  

Is it a selfish choice or a perfectly legitimate one given the busy careers many modern women have and the ‘me’ time one maintains as a result.  Most importantly, is it a path which leads to joy and fulfillment.

Shannon Roberts

Shannon Roberts is co-editor of MercatorNet's blog on population issues, Demography is Destiny. While she has a background as a barrister, writing has been a life-long passion and she has contributed...