Aparecida 456: Motherhood

A brief reflection on motherhood in context of home, society, education, and especially faith:

456. Motherhood must be valued as a superb mission of women. It is not in opposition to their professional development and the exercise of all their dimensions, which enables them to be faithful to God’s original plan, whereby the human couple jointly is given the mission of improving the earth. Women are irreplaceable in the home, the education of children, and passing on the faith. But that does not rule out the need for their active participation in building society. Hence integral formation must be fostered so that women may fulfill their mission in the family and in society.

This strikes me as balanced. Fatherhood, of course, is no less superb, and no less integrated into the development of any individual.

For deeper examination, an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference.


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