the celebration of the Week of the Family in the dioceses of the
Spanish province of Tarraconense, Bishop Agusti Cortes of Sant Feliu
said materialism and obsession with money are some of the causes of a
deep crisis affecting the family today.
The bishop said the elevated number of separations and divorces is the often the fruit of the social devaluing of human faithfulness and the lack of total and disinterested commitment on the part of spouses.
“In having a concept of love as a business, many marriages end up founded upon a very fragile and temporary commitment and thus difficult to carry out to the end,” he added.
The bishop also recalled that the “superior power of the industrial society, based fundamentally on productivity, has turned us into victims of a work schedule that completely absorbs life, thus resulting in many homes becoming a sort of hotel or boarding house.”