Church Teachings on Family vis-à-vis the Corrosion of Society


  • Catherine Bernard SERFAC, Varadarajapuram, Chennai, India


Church Teachings on Family, Social conflicts, All-embracing Spirituality


The ever-increasing social conflicts have affected society in general and family life in particular over the years resulting in dehumanizing, depersonalization and commoditization of individuals and families. The social occurrences do impact the implementation of the Church’s teaching at both the social and familial levels. Faith is no refuge for the fainthearted, but something which enhances our lives. It makes us aware of a magnificent calling, the vocation of love. It assures us that this love is trustworthy and worth embracing, for it is based on God’s faithfulness which is stronger than our every weakness. There is an urgent need to develop a non-discriminating attitude, a profound and all-embracing spirituality which looks on all humanity as a manifestation of God’s on-going creation and as a human community which unifies all persons and human experiences in Jesus Christ.