Series Title: Publication (United States Catholic Conference. Office of Publishing and Promotion Services), no. Other Titles: Gratissimam sane. role, excluding it from its rightful position in society, would be to inflict grave harm on the authentic growth of society as a whole” (Gratissimam Sane, , no . John Paul II’s Letter to Families – A Summary. Last edited 25th May John Paul II’s Letter to Families – A Summary. In , Pope John Paul II.

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It is a valuable instrument of dialogue which considers the family as a subject in which all other members are integrated, with their rights and duties, within the recognition due it by the State. In this Letter I wish to speak not to families “in the abstract” but to every particular family in every part of the world, wherever it is located and whatever the diversity and complexity of its culture and history. According to Saint Paul, God’s gratissi,am is the primordial model of all fatherhood and motherhood in the universe cf.

To the family is gratissimak the task of striving, first and foremost, to unleash the forces of good, the source of which is found in Christ the Redeemer of man” Gratissimum Sanen.

I have spoken of two closely related yet not identical concepts: Parents are also called to “honour” their children, whether they are young or old. The celebration of the Year of the Family gives me a welcome opportunity to knock at the door of your home, eager to greet you with deep affection and to spend time with you”. The eminent dignity of the woman should be acknowledged and fully respected. The family is a community of particularly intense interpersonal relationships: The Apostles, overcoming their initial fears even about marriage and the family, grew in courage.

Translation of “Familles Gratissimam sane” in English

As baptized Christians, they are the ministers of the Sacrament of Matrimony in the Church. Could this ever really be denied? It encounters the will of the Father revealed in the Incarnate Word: Whenever the family is self-sufficient, it should be left to act on its own; an gratisskmam intrusiveness on the part of the State would prove detrimental, to say nothing of lacking due respect, and would constitute an open violation of the rights of the family.


Families are meant to contribute to the transformation of the earth and the renewal of the world, of creation and of all humanity. Why is the “splendour of truth” so important? This Document cites the ” Letter to Families ” several times.

By its very nature the gift of the person must be lasting and irrevocable. He cannot hide behind expressions such as: He laboured with gratissimaam hands God’s strength is always far more powerful than your difficulties!

This truth deserves to be emphasized and more deeply understood: Much more influential than the corruption present in the world is the divine power of the Sacrament of Confirmation, which brings Baptism to its maturity. You may have already requested this item.

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While speaking about employment in reference to the family, it is appropriate to emphasize how important and burdensome is the work women do within the family unit: Rather, it means essentially in conformity with the objective truth of the man and woman who give themselves.

Some of these insights can be taken from the very sciences which have evolved from the earlier study of anthropology into various specialized sciences such as biology, psychology, sociology and their branches. The “hour” of Christ’s death cf. Through their own experience spouses come to learn the meaning of responsible fatherhood and motherhood.

God’s plan is changed, that the complement between man and woman is changed through this odd position that was never known in the various cultures and religions.

No other biblical text expresses this truth so simply and so profoundly as the hymn to love. John Paul II continues: The United Nations was grateful for all the Church’s support.

The family is an expression and source of this love. But the choice of this image also throws light indirectly on the profound truth of spousal love. Man is first of all the “glory of God”: It is the doubt raised in the Convention of the Rights of the Child itself of the United Nations, which in some points does not remove such conditioning. It is precisely this dignity which establishes a person’s place among others, and above all, in the family.

Do the words “love”, “freedom”, “sincere gift”, and even “person” and “rights of the person”, really convey their essential meaning?

Gratissimzm the name of the Church I express my gratitude to all! And so, honour your parents! Indeed, the family is a social reality which does not have readily available all the means necessary to carry out its proper ends, also in matters regarding schooling and the rearing of children.


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More like this User lists Similar Items. Certainly the mutual gift of husband and wife does not have the begetting of children as its only end, but is in itself a mutual communion of love and of life.

This “restless heart” serves to point out that graitssimam the one finality and the other there is in fact no contradiction, but rather a relationship, a complementarity, a unity. The Pastoral Constitution Gratisdimam et Spes rightly speaks of “promoting the dignity of marriage and the family “. Publication United States Catholic Conference.

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It was a privileged occasion to echo with great force the proclamation of this Good News, of this Gospel, of this “splendid news”. In a certain sense it becomes all the more so precisely in those places where the family is suffering from internal crises or is exposed to adverse cultural, social and economic influences which threaten its inner unity and strength, and even stand in the way of its very formation.

There is no other power and gatissimam other wisdom by which you, parents, can educate both your children and yourselves. Human fatherhood and motherhood, while remaining biologically similar to that of other living gratissimam in nature, contain in an essential and unique way a “likeness” to God which is the basis of the family as a community of human life, as a community of persons united in love communio gdatissimam.

The Holy See not only made itself present in the various stages of the United Nations’ preparations and in the different programmes that were held, but also, within the Church, encouraged numerous activities in gratissimm Episcopal Conferences, Dioceses, parishes, apostolic movements, nongovernment organizations, etc. In this way there is an attempt to “soothe” consciences by creating a “moral alibi”.

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