Loading
Bishops say family should reflect love of the Trinity
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- At the conclusion of a nationwide meeting for families in Venezuela, the country's bishops said that the relationship between mothers, fathers and children should mirror the love between the Holy Trinity.

“This reality of divine love is lived out in the family as a community of persons who experience the richness of love in their conjugal, parental, filial and sibling relationships,” they said.

The bishops made their remarks on Sept. 24 at the end at the First Meeting for Family Ministry in the Bolivarian Countries, convened by the Bishops' Conference of Venezuela.

In their statement, they criticized the modern tendency to reduce the meaning of family, “characterized by phenomenon such as individualism, utilitarianism, consumerism and relativism.”

They also censured the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) for changing the definition of the family and making it “a universally modifiable consensus.”  

“The family will become whatever conforms to the interests of those in power,” they warned.

In contrast, the bishops added, the Christian anthropological vision sees the family “as a community of life and love, when the experience of sincere and total donation is shared and experienced and the family institution becomes fruitful, unifying and missionary.”

During the event, participants committed to incorporate the action plans developed during the meeting in their local communities, echoing the message of Pope Benedict XVI during the VII World Meeting of Families, which took place in Milan this year.

On that occasion, the Holy Father told families, “Your vocation is not easy to live, especially today, but love is a wonderful reality, the only force that can truly transform the cosmos and the world.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
Sep
30

Liturgical Calendar

September 30, 2014

Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 9:51-56

Gospel
Date
09/30/14
09/29/14
09/28/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Job 3: 1-3, 11-17, 20-23
Gospel:: Lk 9: 51-56

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
09/30/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 9:51-56

Homily
Date
09/30/14
09/29/14
09/28/14