Just preaching against contraception won’t reverse the falling birthrate. Catholics should support government aid for families, too.
A more welcoming society for babies, children and families must work on many levels. Catholics should be leading that charge.
Even within the United States, the Catholic Church encompasses countless subcultures, which send very different messages to young women about femininity, family life, marriage and careers.
“If there is one word to describe modern culture,” writes Haley Stewart, “it might be unsatisfied. No matter how much we have, it’s never enough.”
Neither a self-help book nor a how-to manual, One Beautiful Dream nonetheless inspires self-reflection and offers concrete, practical lessons embedded within colorful stories and memorable scenes.