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The person is and must be nothing other than the end of every act. Human fatherhood and motherhood, while remaining biologically similar to that of other living beings in nature, contain grtissimam an essential and unique way a “likeness” to God which is the basis of the family as a community of human life, as a community of persons united in love communio personarum.
If the fourth commandment demands that honour should be shown to our father and mother, it also makes this demand out of concern for the good of the family. From what has already been said it is clear that the family is fundamental to what Pope Paul VI called the “civilization of love “, an expression which has entered the teaching of the Church and by now has become familiar.
It may well be that he is knocking at the door for a long time, waiting for it to be opened so that he can enter and eat with us cf. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.
Family pillar of society The divine plan on marriage and the family, fundamental pillar of society and of the Church that has to found a “civilization of love”, is in stark contrast from a destructive anti-civilization that takes the form of many tendencies and situations that in fact threaten “a kind of cultural uprooting”, which is the greatest danger that should be exposed, and a kind of progressive dehumanization in the name of “modernization”, and which is supported by a secularism bordering with neopaganism, The crisis that has been increasing in the last decade is manifested in evil laws, which reveal the attitude of not a few members of parliament.
Publication United States Catholic Conference. But is it really true that a child brings nothing to the family and society? Please enter the message. This implies the legitimacy and indeed the need of giving assistance to the parents, but finds its intrinsic and absolute limit in their prevailing right and their actual capabilities. Indeed, although there is on the one hand the “civilization of love”, there continues to exist on the other hand the possibility of a destructive gratisaimam, as so many present trends and situations confirm.
All this clearly brings out the organic structure of the family, and reveals the fundamental meaning of the fourth commandment. In this Letter we wish both to profess and to proclaim this waywhich leads to the kingdom of heaven cf. The principle of subsidiarity is thus at the service of parental love, meeting the good of the family unit.
Translation of “Familles Gratissimam sane” in English
Your request to send this item has been completed. Prayer is thanksgiving, praise of God, asking for forgiveness, supplication and invocation. God creates by the power of his word: Are all the families to which this Letter is addressed like this? The mother, even before giving birth, does not only give shape to the child’s body, but also, in an indirect xane, to the child’s whole personality. Indeed, they contradict “the truth and love” which should inspire and guide relationships between men and women, thus causing tensions and divisions in families, with grave consequences particularly for children.
All “human rights” are ultimately fragile and ineffective, if at xane root they lack the command to “honour”; in other words, if gratissimamm lack an acknowledgment of the individual simply because he is an individual, “this” individual.
Family-life link What I have called a triptych abundantly shows how family and life are inseparable, and how the domestic Church is at the eane time the sanctuary of life and its cradle, and how human procreation forms an essential part of the mission of marriage. The logic of the total gift of self to the other involves a potential openness to procreation: The moral conscience becomes darkened; what is true, good and beautiful is deformed; and freedom is replaced by what is actually enslavement.
There is an immense reaction to give a soul to the world from the faith, for the family, source of humanization.
Letter to Families Gratissimam Sane (February 2, ) | John Paul II
This “visitation” of the Holy Spirit gives rise to the inner strength of families, as well as the power capable of uniting them in love and truth. This is proper of an individualistic form of thinking and leaves its traces in some legislations.
The “heart” of our redemption is the starting-point of every process of Christian education, which is likewise always an education to a full humanity. Utilitarianism is a civilization of production and of use, a civilization of “things” and not of “persons”, a civilization in which persons are used in the same way as things are used.
How far is what we really are from the concept of de facto unions, in its different versions, which in such juridical fiction rob marriage of its identity.
Online text: Letter to Families “Gratissimam Sane”, by Pope St. John Paul II
This attitude is needed throughout the process of their education, including the time of their schooling. Opposed to the civilization of love is certainly the phenomenon of so-called “free love “; this is particularly dangerous because it is usually suggested as a way of following one’s “real” feelings, gratidsimam it is in fact destructive of love.
The Holy Father insistently convokes us to prayer, and for this reason he directs himself to all families, regardless of the diversity and complexity of the cultures cf.