.- Bishop Juan Jose Asenjo of Cordoba in Spain said last week that the rights of the family âare based on natural lawâ and that whoever attacks the family is undermining peace.
âFamilies need a home, work, and the due recognition of the domestic activity of parents. They need schools for their children and basic health care aid for all,â Bishop Asenjo said, noting that when families are not helped, they are deprived âof an essential resource in the promotion of peace.â
The bishop also called on the media âto promote respect for the familyâ and on the faithful âto redouble their effortsâ to defend it.
Bishop Asenjo also explained that the rights of the family âare based on natural law, which is inscribed on the hearts of all men.â âThe denial or restriction of these rights, or the obscuring of the truth about man, threatens the very foundations of peace.â
âIn the heart of the family children learn a genuine respect for peace, as the language of the family is a language of peace, intertwined with experiences of forgiveness and reconciliation. There children learn the vocabulary of peace, that grammar that every child learns through the gestures and gazes of their parents even before they understand their words,â the bishop said.