I appreciate the news stories on the Pontificium Consilium pro Familia website. thank you, RebeccaJ.
Thanks for the link to the program, zaffiroborant. I wish I could be there. I am glad to see the Catholic Church taking the lead in restoring “Family” as genuine family. And by “lead” I mean a bold, unapologetic (pun!), uncompromising lead in the face of socially corrupt opposition.
Witnesses will draw from
the wisdom of their religious tradition and cultural experience as they attest to the power and vitality of the complementary union of man and woman. It is hoped that the colloquium be a catalyst for creative language and projects, as well as for global solidarity, in the work
of strengthening the nuptial relationship, both for the good of the spouses themselves and for the good of all who depend upon them.
This might be at least just a little problematic for those traditions who believe multiple spouses and/or concubines are a part of the divine reward in Heaven. But as long as the focus remains on family relations on earth, even polygamists might be accommodated. The first step in overcoming problems that result from such issues, is to be willing to talk about them, and even more willing to listen to feedback one is sure to get when voicing nontraditional convictions.
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Marriage, Culture and Civil Society