See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”
129. Catholic husbands and wives who find themselves in this situation need teachers, mentors, and friends who can train and support them in natural family planning (NFP). Parishes and dioceses should make this help a pastoral priority and easy to find. It is profoundly more likely that a couple will actually live Catholic teaching if they have spiritual direction, practical instruction, and supportive friends. Lay people, pastors, and bishops all have responsibilities for creating these enabling conditions.
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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