A Foundational Vision: The Community of the Family
Recognizing that the future of the world and of the Church passes through the family, St. John Paul II exhorts the Christian family to “become what you are” in his document, On the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World, Familiaris consortio, paragraph 17. The Christian family is a community that lies at the heart of formation, education, and evangelization. This workshop walks us through this pastoral document from the saint who is often called the “Pope of the family,” examining the tasks facing the Christian family in both its natural and supernatural roles. It examines St. John Paul II’s teaching in Familiaris consortio, systematically exploring the tasks of the family that the Church, through St. John Paul II, has presented in the document.