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

190. For example, if fidelity to the covenant requires restraint, if our bodies and the material world can be vessels of divine grace, then we can approach questions of ecology, technology, and medicine with a renewed humility. Similarly, if we follow God’s commitment to a covenant love stronger than suffering, then we have new reasons for standing in solidarity with others who grieve or hurt. If we understand that the image of God, and therefore human dignity, is more deeply rooted than any contingent human skill or achievement, then we can understand why the Church has so much love for the very young, the elderly, the disabled, and all those who will always depend upon others for basic care.


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.”

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