Familiaris Consortio The Christian Family in the Modern World

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´╗┐Familiaris Consortio The Christian Family in the Modern World The Apostolic Exhortation was discharged November 22, 1981, after the 1980 Synod on the Family - just three years after John Paul II got to be pope. It extensively addresses issues most influencing families then and today, including otherworldly, physical and social parts of life.

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INTRODUCTION On the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World. To the Episcopate, to the Clergy and to the Faithful of the entire Catholic Church The Church at the Service of the Family "The Church wishes to talk and offer her assistance to the individuals who are now mindful of the estimation of marriage and the family and look to live it reliably, to the individuals who are questionable and on edge and scanning for reality, and to the individuals who are unreasonably obstructed from living unreservedly their family lives. Supporting the principal, lighting up the second and helping the others, the Church offers her administrations to each individual who ponders about the predetermination of marriage and the family."

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INTRODUCTION On the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World. The Synod of 1980 in Continuity with Preceding Synods "as an instructing group, the family must man to perceive his own particular livelihood and to acknowledge obligation in the hunt down more noteworthy equity, instructing him from the earliest starting point in interpersonal connections, rich in equity and in affection." The Precious Value of Marriage and of the Family "The Church is profoundly persuaded that lone by the acknowledgment of the Gospel are the trusts that man truly puts in marriage and in the family fit for being satisfied."

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Part One BRIGHT SPOTS AND SHADOWS FOR THE FAMILY TODAY The Need To Understand the Situation "Since God's arrangement for marriage and the family touches men and ladies in the solidness of their every day presence in particular social and social circumstances, the Church should put forth a concentrated effort to comprehension the circumstances inside which marriage and the family are lived today, keeping in mind the end goal to satisfy her assignment of serving." Evangelical Discernment The Church does not fulfill this insight just through the Pastors, who educate in the name and with the influence of Christ additionally through the common people: Christ "made them His witnesses and gave them comprehension of the confidence and the beauty of discourse (cf. Acts 2:17-18; Rv. 19:10), so that the force of the Gospel may sparkle forward in their every day social and family life."

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Part One BRIGHT SPOTS AND SHADOWS FOR THE FAMILY TODAY The Situation of the Family in the World Today introduces constructive and contrary perspectives: The first are an indication of the salvation of Christ working on the planet; there is an all the more vivacious consciousness of individual flexibility and more prominent consideration regarding the nature of interpersonal connections in marriage, to advancing the respect of ladies, to dependable multiplication, to the training of youngsters. There is additionally an attention to the requirement for the advancement of interfamily connections, for corresponding otherworldly and material help, the rediscovery of the ecclesial mission legitimate to the family and its duty regarding the working of an all the more just society.

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Part One BRIGHT SPOTS AND SHADOWS FOR THE FAMILY TODAY The Situation of the Family in the World Today exhibits positive and negative angles: The second, an indication of the refusal that man provides for hell's sake. an aggravating corruption of some central values: a mixed up hypothetical and down to earth idea of the autonomy of the mates in connection to each other; genuine misguided judgments in regards to the relationship of power amongst guardians and kids; the solid troubles that the family itself encounters in the transmission of qualities; the developing number of separations; the scourge of premature birth; the always visit plan of action to disinfection; the presence of a really preventative mindset.

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Part One BRIGHT SPOTS AND SHADOWS FOR THE FAMILY TODAY The Influence of Circumstances on the Consciences of the Faithful Living in such a world, under the weights coming most importantly from the broad communications, the reliable don't generally stay resistant from the clouding of certain central qualities, nor set themselves up as the basic still, small voice of family culture and as dynamic operators in the working of a credible family humanism. Our Age Needs Wisdom The accompanying expressions of the Second Vatican Council can in this manner be connected to the issues of the family: "Our period needs such insight more than past ages if the disclosures made by man are to be further refined. For the eventual fate of the world stands in hazard unless savvier individuals are forthcoming".

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Part One BRIGHT SPOTS AND SHADOWS FOR THE FAMILY TODAY Gradualness and Conversion What is required is a persistent, lasting transformation which, while requiring an inside separation from each malevolent and an adherence to great in its totality, is achieved solidly in steps which lead us ever forward. Inculturation It is by method for "inculturation" that one continues toward the full rebuilding of the agreement with the Wisdom of God, which is Christ Himself. Start by considering top to bottom the first plan of God for marriage and the family: "about-face to the beginning", in reverence to the educating of Christ.

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Part Two THE PLAN OF GOD FOR MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY Man, the Image of the God Who Is Love God is love and in Himself He carries on a riddle of individual adoring fellowship. Making humankind in His own particular picture and constantly keeping it in being, God engraved in the mankind of man and lady the work, and hence the limit and duty, of adoration and fellowship. Love is in this manner the central and natural occupation of each individual. Marriage and Communion Between God and People The fellowship of affection amongst God and individuals, a crucial part of the Revelation and confidence experience of Israel, finds a significant expression in the marriage agreement which is built up between a man and a lady.

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Part Two THE PLAN OF GOD FOR MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY Jesus Christ, Bridegroom of the Church, and the Sacrament of Matrimony The fellowship amongst God and His kin discovers its complete satisfaction in Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom who cherishes and gives Himself as the Savior of mankind, joining it to Himself as His body. By righteousness of the sacramentality of their marriage, life partners are bound to each other in the most significantly insoluble way. Their having a place with each other is the genuine representation, by method for the hallowed sign, of the very relationship of Christ with the Church.

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Part Two THE PLAN OF GOD FOR MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY Children, the Precious Gift of Marriage According to the arrangement of God, marriage is the establishment of the more extensive group of the family, since the very foundation of marriage and matrimonial love are appointed to the multiplication and training of kids, in whom they locate their delegated. When they get to be guardians, companions get from God the endowment of another obligation. Their parental love is called to wind up for the youngsters the unmistakable indication of the very love of God, "from whom each family in paradise and on earth is named."

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Part Two THE PLAN OF GOD FOR MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY The Family, a Communion of Persons In marriage and in the family a complex of interpersonal connections is set up - wedded life, parenthood and parenthood, filiation and organization - through which every human individual is brought into the "human family" and into the "family of God", which is the Church. Marriage and Virginity or Celibacy Virginity or abstinence for the Kingdom of God not just does not repudiate the respect of marriage but rather presupposes it and affirms it. Marriage and virginity or chastity are two methods for communicating and living the one secret of the agreement of God with His kin.

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Part Three THE ROLE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY The family finds in the arrangement of God the Creator and Redeemer its personality, what it is, as well as its main goal, what it can and ought to do. The part that God calls the family to perform in history gets from what the family is; its part speaks to the dynamic and existential improvement of what it is. Every family finds inside itself a summons that can't be disregarded, and that determines both its poise and its obligation:

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Part Three THE ROLE OF THE CHRISTIAN Family, Become What You Are with adoration as its purpose of takeoff and making steady reference to it, the late Synod accentuated four general assignments for the family: shaping a group of people; serving life; taking an interest in the improvement of society; partaking in the life and mission of the Church.

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Part Three THE ROLE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY I - FORMING A COMMUNITY OF PERSONS Love as the Principle and Power of Communion Its lasting force and its last objective is love: without adoration the family is not a group of people and, similarly, without affection the family can't live, develop and culminate itself as a group of people. The Indivisible Unity of Conjugal Communion The main fellowship is the one which is built up and which creates amongst a couple: by ideals of the contract of wedded life, the man and lady "are no more drawn out two yet one flesh" An Indissoluble Communion Conjugal fellowship is described by its solidarity as well as by its constancy: "As a shared endowment of two people, this cozy union, and also the benefit of kids, forces add up to devotion on the companions and contends for an unbreakable unity between them."

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Part Three THE ROLE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY I - FORMING A COMMUNITY OF PERSONS The Broader Communion of the Family Conjugal fellowship constitutes the establishment on w

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