Babies Rule Down Under

A fun, formative and family-friendly factoid from a recent survey or study in the news.

When World Youth Day rolls into Australia next year, attendees and hosts may find they share a certain pro-life value in common. Asked in a recent survey what makes them feel happy, 33% of 1,500 Aussies named children and babies. That was more than enough for the No. 1 ranking. Meanwhile only a handful of respondents, around 6%, picked money and wealth. Also defeating the materialistic category were three other gifts of God: family and friends (28%), pets and animals (22%), and beautiful scenery and nature (11%).

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy