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The Nobility of Family and Home

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Powerpoint presentation by Bishop Broderick Pabillo, accompanying Cardinal Rosales' talk on the nobility of the family: http://www.rcam.org/Homilies/2011/card_rosales/homily_nobility_of_family_and_home.html

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The Nobility of Family and Home

  1. 2. Winston Churchill <ul><li>“ there is no doubt that it is around the family and home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society are created, strengthened and maintained” </li></ul>
  2. 3. Admiring her son’s Episcopal ring, Mama Sarto once remarked to Giuseppe that without this ring, pointing to her original wedding ring, “there will not be the Episcopal ring on your finger ”, she remarked spiritedly to the young Bishop Sarto. Bishop Giuseppe Melchor Sarto, Bishop of Mantua, Italy who later became St. Pius X
  3. 4. <ul><li>the fused devotion and faith of Papa and Mama will one day determine the children’s fear and love of God and marked compassion for the poor and the weak. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>“ By its very nature marriage is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as the generation and education of the children”. </li></ul><ul><li>(CCC, 1660) </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Unity, indissolubility and openness to life are essential elements of every Christian marriage. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>The first task towards life, when one is alerted to its presence, is to protect, preserve, nourish and defend it. And the first place where to do these is in the family and the home. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>It is a wonderful blessing that is bestowed upon a woman to carry a child in her womb, to participate so intimately in Creation by her own flesh and blood. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Every woman is called to be a daughter, a wife and a mother: daughter of God, bride of Christ, mother of mankind, mother of humanity, through a motherhood that goes beyond that of the flesh </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Like Mary, the Mother of Jesus in her motherhood, a mother shapes the future of the earth, by ensuring the character of the person she receives as her child. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Both woman and man, wife and husband are co-responsible for the life that they have both brought to birth. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>The Papa is the person who can usher, with knowledge, experience, and prudence, both son and daughter into the cruel and deceiving ways of today’s world. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>The “rub on” effect of formation and instruction is picked up by the child from his parents at home. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>It is in the family that life at its feeblest moments gets the attention and the extremely sensitive care appropriate to the weakest. </li></ul>
  14. 15. The second care that is learned at home is in the use of food. The respect for food nearly always become “reverence” simply because food is linked to life in order to support it.
  15. 16. The “heart of the Catechesis” on the Theology of the crumbs in Pondo ng Pinoy is precisely the truth that nothing that supports can support life should be thrown to waste.
  16. 17. The third care for giving the young the power to be responsible in their life of respect, concern and love begins also in the family.
  17. 18. To ensure the stability of the young adult and to help ensure the soundness of Christian civil life in tomorrow’s society, marriage as the bedrock of the family must be supported and strengthened. This is our commitment in MAGPAS.

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