See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”
152. Sexuality is uniquely vulnerable to such wounds. Men, women, and children can be wounded by promiscuous sexual behavior (their own and that of others), pornography and other forms of objectification, rape, prostitution, human trafficking, divorce, and the fear of commitment created by an increasingly anti-marriage culture. Because the family so deeply shapes its members — comprising a “genealogy of the person” biologically, socially, and relationally — broken relationships within the family leave bitterly painful injuries.
In its introduction, the document says its aim is to present “Catholic teaching in a way that is fresh, insightful, and accessible to contemporary Catholics and all people of good will.” The catechesis “offers a narrative beginning with our creation, soberly noting our fall and the challenges we face, but emphasizing God’s plan for our salvation. Love is our mission, and it is by loving God and one another that we will be fully alive.”
Each day in CatholicPhilly.com’s World Meeting of Families section you can reflect on the official Catholic teaching on the family presented in the catechesis, pray a special prayer together as a family or individually, and stay on top of breaking news about the events coming Sept. 22-27, 2015.
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