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It’s all about understanding dignity, really. Five Great Pope Francis Quotes about Marriage and the Family

2fb0eb75773d8e2e0c1edb2877a4823aFive Great Pope Francis Quotes about Marriage and the Family from World Youth Day (2013)

Number 1: Thursday, July 25, Address to Community of Varginha (Manguinhos): “Dear friends, it is certainly necessary to give bread to the hungry – this is an act of justice. But there is also a deeper hunger, the hunger for a happiness that only God can satisfy, the hunger for dignity. There is neither real promotion of the common good nor real human development when there is ignorance of the fundamental pillars that govern a nation, its non-material goods: life, which is a gift of God, a value always to be protected and promoted; the family, the foundation of coexistence and a remedy against social fragmentation; integral education, which cannot be reduced to the mere transmission of information for the purposes of generating profit; health, which must seek the integral well-being of the person, including the spiritual dimension, essential for human balance and healthy coexistence; security, in the conviction that violence can be overcome only by changing human hearts.”

Number 2: Friday, July 26, Angelus:How precious is the family as the privileged place for transmitting the faith! Speaking about family life, I would like to say one thing: today, as Brazil and the Church around the world celebrate this feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, Grandparents Day is also being celebrated. How important grandparents are for family life, for passing on the human and religious heritage which is so essential for each and every society! How important it is to have intergenerational exchanges and dialogues, especially within the context of the family.”

Number 3: Saturday, July 27, Interview on Radio Catedral (radio broadcasting station of the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro): “Not only would I say that the family is important for the evangelization of the new world. The family is important, and it is necessary for the survival of humanity. Without the family, the cultural survival of the human race would be at risk. The family, whether we like it or not, is the foundation.

Number 4: Sunday, July 28, Address to the World Youth Day Volunteers: “God calls you to make definitive choices, and he has a plan for each of you: to discover that plan and to respond to your vocation is to move forward toward personal fulfillment. God calls each of us to be holy, to live his life, but he has a particular path for each one of us. Some are called to holiness through family life in the sacrament of Marriage. Today, there are those who say that marriage is out of fashion. Is it out of fashion? In a culture of relativism and the ephemeral, many preach the importance of ‘enjoying’ the moment. They say that it is not worth making a life-long commitment, making a definitive decision, ‘for ever’, because we do not know what tomorrow will bring. I ask you, instead, to be revolutionaries, I ask you to swim against the tide; yes, I am asking you to rebel against this culture that sees everything as temporary and that ultimately believes you are incapable of responsibility, that believes you are incapable of true love. I have confidence in you and I pray for you. Have the courage ‘to swim against the tide’. And also have the courage to be happy.”

Number 5: Sunday, July 28, Address to the Bishops of Brazil: “In mission, also on a continental level, it is very important to reaffirm the family, which remains the essential cell of society and the Church; young people, who are the face of the Church’s future; women, who play a fundamental role in passing on the faith and who are a daily source of strength in a society that carries this faith forward and renews it.”

Quoted from :http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/2013/08/02/five-great-pope-francis-quotes-about-marriage-and-the-family-from-world-youth-day/

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The Synod on the Family

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Originally posted on Father Acervo's Corner:

Father Acervo’s Corner: October 19, 2014

Today marks the completion of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, which took place in the Vatican over the past several days. You may have heard about it somewhat it the news. Unfortunately, much of what the media reported was (not surprisingly) based on incomplete information and was skewed by various agendas. This has contributed to much of the confusion regarding the direction of the Church. One thing should always be clear: no matter how much anyone wants it, the Church will never stray from her teaching regarding homosexuality and marriage. Not because the Church is “rigid” or “out of touch”, but because she can’t change her teaching. It’s not her teaching to change – it’s Christ’s teaching which has been entrusted to the Church for safekeeping and transmission. Jesus is the same “yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb 13:8). Truth…

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The truth is not always the same…

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The Church has a unique role to play in healing Scotland’s wounds

Originally posted on God and Politics in the UK:

Scottish Flag mendedYesterday morning we woke up to the news that nothing has changed – Scotland is still part of the United Kingdom and will remain so. Except of course there is the reality that things will never be the same again.

The No vote may have won the day by a healthy margin, but in no way can we all walk away from the last two years of campaigning, whether we live in Scotland or not, and carry on regardless. The promises of the politicians from Westminster of increased powers for the Scottish parliament now have to be carried through and there is the question of how the outcome will affect the future governance of the other regions of the UK.

As the build up to yesterday’s vote has drawn towards its fervent climax, so the divisions between those on each side have become more fractious. Given that the stakes have been…

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Natural Family Planning UK Conference – 15 November 2014

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First of it’s kind that I’ve heard of. I think it’s a good idea.

Originally posted on Bridges and Tangents:

Natural Family Planning UK Conference – 15 November 2014. See post at Jericho Tree.

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