John Paul II on the Family
Blogged by James Preece on 22nd July 2010
A message for the Catholic Church in England and Wales...
If we have to speak of a renewal, of a regeneration of the human society, even more so, of the Church as a society of men we have to begin from this point, for this mission.
Holy Church of God, you cannot do your mission, you cannot accomplish your mission in the world except through the family and it's mission...
We are submerged through the sacrament of water and the Holy Spirit, we are submerged in that paschal mystery of Christ, in his death and resurrection.
We are submerged to find the fullness of life. And this fullness of life we must find in the dimension of the person.
But, at the same time, in the dimension of the family, a communion of persons which carries and inspires with this novelty of life the different environments, societies, peoples, cultures, social life, economic life...
All this for the family. Yes.
You have to go to the entire world to tell everyone: "for" the family, not "at the expense of" the family.