Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Children’s Rights

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On a positive note, we must reaffirm the right of children to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child’s development and emotional maturity. At the same time, this implies supporting the right of parents to decide the moral and religious education of their children. And in this regard …

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Wanted: Courageous Revolutionaries

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In these days, as you embark on a reflection on the beauty of complementarity between man and woman in marriage, I urge you to lift up yet another truth about marriage: that permanent commitment to solidarity, fidelity, and fruitful love responds to the deepest longings of the human heart. Let us bear in mind especially the young people, who represent …

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Marriage and Family In Crisis

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In our day, marriage and the family are in crisis. We now live in a culture of the temporary, in which more and more people are simply giving up on marriage as a public commitment. This revolution in manners and morals has often flown the flag of freedom, but in fact it has brought spiritual and material devastation to countless …

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Christians Need The Sacrament of Marriage

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Christians celebrate the sacrament of marriage because they know they need it! They need it to stay together and to carry out their mission as parents. “In joy and in sadness, in sickness and in health”. This is what the spouses say to one another during the celebration of the sacrament and in their marriage they pray with one another …

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Come To Me Families From Around the World

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But what is most burdensome in life is not this: what weighs more than all of these things is a lack of love. It weighs upon us never to receive a smile, not to be welcomed. Certain silences are oppressive, even at times within families, between husbands and wives, between parents and children, among siblings. Without love, the burden becomes …

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Watch Over Your Children

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Dear married couples, watch over your children and, in a world dominated by technology, transmit to them, with serenity and trust, reasons for living, the strength of faith, pointing them towards high goals and supporting them in their fragility. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Homily, June 3rd, 2012, Milan, Italy Don’t forget to visit the World Meeting of Families website!  

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

No Family; No Future

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…Without the family humanity has no future; young people in particular need to learn the values that give meaning to life, they need to be born into and grow up in that community of life and love which God Himself desired for men and women. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI General Audience, Saint Peter’s, June 6th, 2012 Don’t forget to visit …

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The Rights of Parents

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The family is one of the indispensable social subjects for the achievement of a culture of peace. The rights of parents and their primary role in the education of their children in the area of morality and religion must be safeguarded. It is in the family that peacemakers, tomorrow’s promoters of a culture of life and love, are born and …

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

The Decisive Role of the Family

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No one should ignore or underestimate the decisive role of the family, which is the basic cell of society from the demographic, ethical, pedagogical, economic and political standpoints. The family has a natural vocation to promote life: it accompanies individuals as they mature and it encourages mutual growth and enrichment through caring and sharing. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI December 8th, …

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

The Great Danger For Family Life

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The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. Saint John Paul II 7 Oct 1979, Homily, Washington D.C. Don’t forget to visit the World Meeting of Families website!