Dublin, Ireland, Aug 24, 2018 / 12:01 pm
A lived witness of Christian marriage and family can be the best counter to secular scepticism about the value of family, Cardinal Kevin Farrell said Friday in his homily during a Mass at the World Meeting of Families.
"If we are to give witness in the world to the joy of love, we must do it not only in words and academic discourses, but in a simple invitation to our friends and companions: 'come and see,'" he said Aug. 24 in Dublin.
Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, and organizer of the World Meeting of Families, Farrell celebrated Mass for the last day of the congress portion of the family meeting.
The world's doubt about the goodness of the Christian family can be countered with conferences, pamphlets, and books, the cardinal said, but "the most effective answer" is that which Philip gave to the sceptical Nathaniel in the day's Gospel: "come and see."