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Monday 10 January 2011

The Fundamental Need for Family

Family is not a thing of the past.
Last Sunday in the traditional Latin Mass' liturgical calendar was Holy Family Sunday, and a couple of weeks ago in the normal church calendar. As a soon to be father I begin to realise more and more the necessity of the family as a unit. This unit and fundamental part of society in general is needed so much in the world of today as the papal encyclical Familiaris Consortio(on the role of the family in the modern world)taught. It is the institution of the family which this world lacks, a child without a strong loving Mother who (as is inevitably the case) sacrifices all for his or her sake; or without a strong Father who leads by example and provides all the necessaries and instills discipline and love for their Mother, is a child missing out. There are of course many more things parents provide, these are just examples. We see today a world full of broken families, often broken because of not following the teaching of Christ's one, true, holy Catholic Church.

With this in mind I think it is time to remember the value of those family members around us, ensure they know the love we feel for them and to show the world the need for families again.

Conor Carroll

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