Bulletin Bullet Points
What do we mean by bulletin bullet points ? Well they are a way of raising awareness of family issues: concerns, good news, church teaching etc. The idea is to create a more informed perspective of family life - in those bite sized pieces that our politicians are so fond of. Use them in your parish bulletin or school newsletter to make a point or simply to provoke some thoughts. We'll be adding new ones regularly so keep checking in - and let us know if you have some good ones. See also the Charter of the Rights of the Family for more bullet points - do you know what the Church proclaims as your family's rights?
family is so important and its role so basic in transforming the world
and in building up the kingdom of God, that the Council called it a
'domestic church' (Lumen Gentium, 11). Let us never grow tired of
proclaiming the family as a community of love"
Pope John Paul 1 (21.9.1978)
|"Another task for the family is to form persons in love and also to practise love in all its relationships, so that it does not live closed in on itself, but remains open to the community, moved by a sense of justice and concern for others, as as well as by a consciousness of its responsibility towards the whole of society" Pope John Paul II (Familiaris Consortio 64)||
role “as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can
compensate for their failure in it….The right and duty of parents to
give education…is irreplaceable and inalienable, and
therefore incapable of being entirely delegated to others”
Pope John Paul II (Familiaris Consortio 36)
"It is a pity that most pastoral and professional attention is directed towards marriages in crisis. If we are concerned exclusively with the care of the sick, we may ignore the needs of the healthy and that is the surest way to swell the ranks of the sick"
Cardinal Basil Hume (in) To Be a Pilgrim 1984
"Marriage partakes of the mystery of the Church and will continually yield up new treasures"
The Easter People, 1980
"An enriched theology of marriage will have to take into account the growth of human relationships, the need for true communication within marriage and the understanding of sexual intercourse both as a life-giving act and as a communication of love and self to one's partner."
The Easter People, 1980
ask parish clergy to work out with their lay people how to give
continuing and effective support to families and how to meet the needs
of families at every stage of their growth."
The Easter People 1980
us do everything we can for the Christian family so that our people may
fulfil their great vocation in Christian joy and share intimately and
effectively in the Church's mission - Christ's mission - of
John Paul I (21.9.1978)
effort should be made to strengthen and develop pastoral care for the
family, which should be treated as a real matter of priority, in the
certainty that future evangelisation depends largely on the domestic
John Paul II (Familiaris Consortio)
of us need to put marriage and family life at the centre of our concerns
and do all we can to promote them"
Cardinal Archbishop Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
need to support and sustain families at every stage of their
Cardinal Basil Hume
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