"La famiglia che vive la gioia della fede la comunica spontaneamente, è sale della terra e luce del mondo, è lievito per tutta la società." ~ Papa Francesco, 27 ottobre 2013
Creato nel 1994 sotto il papato di Giovanni Paolo II, l'Incontro Mondiale delle Famiglie è una celebrazione gioiosa della famiglia e della fede che si tiene ogni tre anni. L'arcivescovo di Philadelphia Charles J. Chaput a erma che l'incontro del 2015 "vuole essere un dono non solo per i cattolici di Philadelphia, ma anche per tutte le persone di buona volontà nel resto del mondo."
Il Pontifi cio Consiglio per la Famiglia Arcidiocesi di Philadelphia"We are called to acknowledge how beautiful, true and good it is to start a family, to be a family today... We are called to make known God's magnificent plan for the family...as we accompany them amidst so many difficulties." - Pope Francis, February 20, 2014
For Pope Francis, as for his predecessors Saint John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, this is more than just talk. It is a rallying cry. This is the focus of the 2015 World Meeting of Families: Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.For Catholics everywhere, it is a time to renew our focus on the family, the "domestic church" - what it means, why it's important, how it fits in with God's plan for us, and how we can become who God created us to be.
Here is a new, fresh, and insightful way to do just that. In Love is Our Mission, you can easily explore Catholic teaching on marriage, family, sexuality, children, human dignity, and the sanctity of life. It's a guided tour through scripture and 2000 years of Church teaching in which you are awakened to the relationship God wants to have with you, the family, and ultimately the world. Self-reflection or group discussion questions bring the teachings home in a very real and practical way.
As Pope Francis has said, we must, "keep before us the beauty of the family and marriage, the greatness of this human reality which is so simple and yet so rich..."
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