Friday, 27 June 2014

Did the Holy Spirit want to say something about the family yesterday??

Yesterday we had the release of the working document in preparation for the extraordinary synod on the family in October. We also saw the UN human rights council pass a pro-family resolution (despite our own nation voting against it)

The resolution says:
"Reaffirming that States have the primary responsibility to promote and protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all human beings, including women, children and older persons

Recognizing that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children and that children, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.

Convinced that the family, as the fundamental group of society and the natural environment for the growth and well-being of all its members and particularly children, should be afforded the necessary protection and assistance so that it can fully assume its responsibilities within the community.

Reaffirming that the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State"

A lot of those sentiments are almost word for word comparable with quotes from the working document! Notable.

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