Powołanie rodziców do wychowywania dzieci w świetle wskazań Familiaris consortio
Parental calling for childcare in the field of the indications of Familiaris consortio
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This year (2011) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the promulgation of the postsynodal exhortation Familiaris consortio concerning marriage and family. This document, in spite of time and the ongoing social and moral changes in the world, keeps intact its topicality. Focusing marriage and family issues, it obviously refers to the principles of Christian anthropology and so its importance never expires. Reading the document carefully, one can find many suggestions about the upbringing of the young generation. This article, pointing out to parents’ tasks in the process of children’s upbringing, aims to help with this. To reach this goal, the author refers to the four tasks indicated by the pope as binding on every Catholic family. The synod fathers’ discussion, to which refers the Holy Father, had evoked such tasks. In a natural and an obvious manner they orientate the educational care of the parents. The tasks are the following: (1) creating a community of persons; (2) service to life; (3) participation in the development of the society; (4) participation in the life and the mission of the Church. The most important aspects of the Catholic education have been demonstrated on such a structure. To remind them seems to be fully justified and helpful, particularly while many leave the Church and question the morality stemming from the Gospel.
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