Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Contemporary culture challenges the family

Pope examines society's acceptance of unstable relationships
Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with a member of the Roman Rota to mark the start of the judicial year at the Vatican Jan. 26. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
Catholic News Agency has a story about Pope Benedict speaking about the growing acceptance of instability in relationships as he spoke to the Church's highest court, which often deals with issues related to marriage.

Contemporary culture "poses serious challenges to the person and the family," he began, underscoring that it calls into question "the very capacity of human beings to bond themselves to another and whether a union that lasts an entire life is truly possible."

Modern culture, Pope Benedict XVI told the members of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, promotes the idea that people can "become themselves while remaining 'autonomous,'" leading to the "widespread mentality" that relationships "can be interrupted at any time."

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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