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AUGUST 2, 2015

Below is the fourth of our 10-week series of postings in preparation for the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis to the USA.  These are drawn from the preparatory catechesis under the title of LOVE IS OUR MISSION:  THE FAMILY FULLY ALIVE

#4 - Two Become One

We are not made to be alone.  Human beings need and complete each other.  Friendship and community satisfy that longing with bonds of common interest and love.  Marriage is a uniquely intimate form of friendship that calls a man and a woman to love each other in the manner of God's covenant.  Matrimony is a Sacrament.  The love of husband and wife is fruitful and offered without reservation.  This love is in the image of Jesus's faithfulness to the Church.



   Fr. Thomas Dailey, OSFS 


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Pope Francis, to Religious in Bolivia, July 2015: 


“One of the great temptations we encounter on the path as we follow Jesus is to separate these two things:  listening to God and listening to our brothers and sisters, both of which belong together.  We need to be aware of this.  The way we listen to God the Father is how we should listen to his faithful people.  If we do not listen in this way, with the same heart, then something has gone wrong.”


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Pope John Paul II"A specific priority is the need to examine the predominant values and norms of modern society and culture in a Christian perspective, and the responsibility to try to communicate to society those ethical and religious principles which give full meaning to human life."


- Pope John Paul II
Ex corde Ecclesiae #33

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