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Papal Wisdom

Papal Wisdom | Quotes from Encylicals and Documents

How We Keep Faith Alive – Through Relationship

by Pope Francis | The transmission of the faith not only brings light to men and women in every place; it travels through time, passing from one generation to another. Because faith is born of an encounter which takes place in history and lights up our journey through time, it must be passed on in every age.

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Papal Wisdom | Quotes from Encylicals and Documents

Pope Francis on Families Sharing Faith

by Pope Francis | In the family, faith accompanies every age of life, beginning with childhood: children learn to trust in the love of their parents. This is why it is so important that within their families parents encourage shared expressions of faith which can help children gradually to mature in their own faith.

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Papal Wisdom | Quotes from Encylicals and Documents

Pope Francis on Preparing the Soil

by Pope Francis | Children are not capable of accepting the faith by a free act, nor are they yet able to profess that faith on their own; therefore the faith is professed by their parents and godparents in their name. Since faith is a reality lived within the community of the Church

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Papal Wisdom | Quotes from Encylicals and Documents

God’s Fatherhood as Role Model for Teaching

by Bl. Pope John Paul II | If it is true that by giving life parents share in God’s creative work, it is also true that by raising their children they become sharers in his paternal and at the same time maternal way of teaching. According to Saint Paul, God’s fatherhood is the primordial model of all fatherhood and motherhood in the universe (cf. Eph 3:14-15), and of human motherhood and fatherhood in particular.

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Pope Pius XI On Christian Marriage

Pope Pius XI On Christian Marriage

Let it be repeated as an immutable and inviolable fundamental doctrine that matrimony was not instituted or restored by man but by God. Not by man were the laws made to strengthen and confirm and elevate marriage, but by God, the Author of nature, and by Christ Our Lord by Whom nature was redeemed; and hence these [marriage] laws cannot be subject to any human decrees or to any contrary pact, even of the spouses themselves.

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Papal Wisdom | Quotes from Encylicals and Documents

Christian Education Benefits Society

by Pius XI | The proper and immediate aim of Christian education is to cooperate with divine grace in forming the true and perfect Christian… For the true Christian must live a supernatural life in Christ and display it in all his actions. For precisely this reason, Christian education takes in the whole of human life, physical and spiritual, intellectual and moral, individual, domestic, and social.

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The Family: Cradle of Civil Society

The Family: Cradle of Civil Society

Pope Leo XIII| This is a suitable moment for us to exhort especially heads of families to govern their households according to these precepts, and to educate their children from their earliest years. The family may be regarded as the cradle of civil society, and it is in great measure within the circle of family life that the destiny of the State is fostered.

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The Family: Cradle of Civil Society

The Family: Salvation of Society

Pope Leo XIII | They who would break away from Christian discipline are working to corrupt family life and to destroy it utterly, root and branch. From such an unholy purpose, they are not deterred by the fact that they are inflicting a cruel outrage on parents who have the right

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Papal Wisdom | Quotes from Encylicals and Documents

Parents as Educators

Parents are the first and most important educators of their children, and they also possess a fundamental competence in this area: they are educators because they are parents. They share ...

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