When I read this in Jason Evert's new book: Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Great Loves, I couldn't help but think how this is now occurring in a certain manner in this country, and likely in other places as well. Does anyone else see the parallel?
"G.K. Chesterton once said that the family is a cell of resistance to oppression. Unfortunately, this was one point of Catholic theology that the communists agreed with. To undermine Polish culture, communists struck at its heart - the family. Work and school schedules were organized so that parents had minimal contact with each other and with their children. Birth control and abortion were encouraged, state-sponsored sex education was implemented in schools, and apartments were built to accommodate only small families."