Mexican cardinal emphasizes importance of marriage

.- Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, Archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico recently highlighted the importance of marriage, calling it “a service to life, to love, to humanity, but above all, a service to God,” who “created man and woman to cooperate in creation, to transmit life and to care for it.”

For this reason, he said, it is important that “families always pray, because God can do much more than any of us and He can overcome all those who wish to destroy” the family.

The cardinal spoke Dec. 11 at the 2nd Meeting of Families at the Guadalajara Convention Center.

Only prayer, education and the understanding of the mysticism of marriage on the part of spouses can counteract the attacks on the family in recent times, the cardinal said.

“If these aspects are taken into account and put into practice, the basic cell of society that is the family will be strengthened,” he added.

Auxiliary Bishop Francisco Gonzalez-Gonzalez of Guadalajara underscored that “family love is not merely a passing notion, but an intense and lasting moral force that seeks the good of man, even at the cost of personal sacrifice.”

“True love always goes hand in hand with justice, which is so necessary for there to be peace,” he said.

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