Washington D.C., May 10, 2013 / 16:08 pm
The love of a married couple offers a crucial witness needed for evangelization in the modern world, said Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs in a recent Washington, D.C., talk.
"The Popes have proposed that the purpose of the Church is first and foremost evangelization: the proclamation of Jesus Christ as the Word of Life and the Savior of the human race," he said.
The sacrament of marriage holds a key place in this evangelization, he asserted, as it is "a school of the lay apostolate, a place where faith is witnessed, a proclamation to the world of the Truth that sets us free."
He explained that "stable marriages and family life build culture, and where this simple fact is being forgotten, culture is in decline."