Cardinal Sarah: Crisis of Today’s Families Is How Concepts of Marriage, Family Have Changed
Says Debate on Eucharist for Divorced, Remarried Has Taken Focus Away From the Challenges Facing Families
Vatican City, October 23, 2014 (Zenit.org) Deborah Castellano Lubov
While saying that the Holy Father sees that families today have been attacked and feels their pain and brokenness, Cardinal Robert Sarah has reaffirmed that we must strongly and firmly defend the Church teachings given to us, especially Jesus’ words about marriage.
In an interview with ZENIT this week, the president of the Pontifical Council ‘Cor Unum’ says, “Stemming from the effects of a secular and relativistic society, the crisis of today’s family is in how the concept of marriage and family has changed.”
The current culture, he explained, speaks of family without specifying any meaning, referring to “all its forms” as if these situations could become role models.
The cardinal also weighs in on the synod, the Pope’s involvement, and problems facing families worldwide, including in his native Africa, including “harmful ideologies,” paganism, and polygamy.
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