See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”

19. Catholic views on marriage, family, and sexuality belong to a larger mission to live in a way that makes God’s love visible and radiant; to live this mission makes everyday life alive with God’s joy. The entire human person — body and soul, our maleness and femaleness, and all that follows from each — is implicated in God’s invitation. The subtitle for this World Meeting of Families is “the family fully alive,” and for good reason. The family is most fully alive when we embrace God’s invitation to be the sons and daughters he created us to be.


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’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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