WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2015
(click on the image above to see the DSU activities)
AUGUST 23, 2015
Below is the seventh of our 10-week series of postings in preparation for the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis to the USA. These are drawn from the preparatory catechesis under the title of LOVE IS OUR MISSION: THE FAMILY FULLY ALIVE.
#7 - Light in a Dark World
At its best, the family is a school of love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, mutual respect, patience and humility in the midst of a world darkened by selfishness and conflict. In these ways, the family teaches what it means to be human. However, many temptations arise whicy try to coax us into forgetting that male and female are created for covenant and communion. For example, poverty, afflience, pornography, contraception, philosophical and other intellectual mistakes can all create contexts that challenge or threaten healthy family life. The Church resists these things for the sake of protecting the family.
Fr. Thomas Dailey, OSFS