Amoris Laetitia 279: Children In A Wider Community

amoris laetitia memeThe home is a prime place for socialization and formation as a believer, but children have other possibilities to explore:

279. Nor is it good for parents to be domineering. When children are made to feel that only their parents can be trusted, this hinders an adequate process of socialization and growth in affective maturity.

Parishes, especially in how they provide sacramental formation:

To help expand the parental relationship to broader realities, “Christian communities are called to offer support to the educational mission of families”,(Catechesis (20 May 2015)) particularly through the catechesis associated with Christian initiation. To foster an integral education, we need to “renew the covenant between the family and the Christian community”.(Catechesis (9 September 2015))

The synod bishops thought well of schools:

The Synod wanted to emphasize the importance of Catholic schools which “play a vital role in assisting parents in their duty to raise their children… Catholic schools should be encouraged in their mission to help pupils grow into mature adults who can view the world with the love of Jesus and who can understand life as a call to serve God”.(Relatio Finalis 2015, 68) For this reason, “the Church strongly affirms her freedom to set forth her teaching and the right of conscientious objection on the part of educators”.(Ibid., 58)

Remember that Amoris Laetitia is online here.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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