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Monday, August 10, 2009
Vatican: Family is the Guarantor of Values
Catholic News Agency
Bishop Carlos Simon Vasquez told the Word Congress of Families only the family 'can guarantee an authentic education in values.'AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (CNA) - The Fifth World Congress of Families began in Amsterdam today, under the theme, “Modern Families: Traditional Values.” In his Inaugural address, the under secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Bishop Carlos Simon Vasquez, said only the family “can guarantee an authentic education in values.”
Speaking on behalf of Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, the president of the dicastery, Bishop Vasquez said family associations are an urgent need today, in order to promote the true identity of the family.
The Church cannot put families on the same plane as the individual or the State, he stated. “The natural family, which is the source and treasure of society, must be sustained at every level,” he said.
Bishop Vasquez also recalled several passages from Pope Benedict XVI’s recent encyclical “Caritas in Veritate,” underscoring that only the family “can guarantee an authentic education in human values, because it ensures altruism and temporal continuity, which are essential in education.”
“Only the vocation to paternity and maternity can transmit a responsible education in responsible procreation, which brings with it the necessary union between personal and social ethics through a harmonious existence that only the family can offer,” he added.
Moreover, only the family “can serve as a counterpoint to the current global economic crisis, because at its center it is a source of social solidarity and civil progress,” the bishop said.
The World Congress of Families is an international pro-family network of organizations, experts and people of good will from more than 60 countries whose purpose is to defend the importance of the family as a social institution. It was founded in 1997 by The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society in Rockford, Illinois. Previous sessions of the congress were held in Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004) and Warsaw (2007).
Sunday, August 2, 2009
127th Supreme Convention
Welcome to Phoenix
|Official registration of delegates begins at the Supreme Secretary’s Office Sunday, Aug. 2.|
|A Reporter's Notebook|
As Knights and their families have arrived for the 127th Supreme Convention in Phoenix and Marian Congress to follow, they have been met with high temperatures and gracious hospitality.
This year’s convention follows another record-breaking fraternal year with increased membership, charitable contributions, volunteer hours and life insurance in force. It also corresponds to the Year for Priests, which was inaugurated by Pope Benedict XVI on June 19, as well as the Year of the Volunteer, an initiative launched by the Knights last winter in response to the economic downturn.
In addition to the thousands experiencing the Supreme Convention firsthand, millions throughout the world will be able to watch or listen to many of the convention proceedings. EWTN, Salt+Light TV in Canada and CatholicTV will be broadcasting from the convention, as will Sirius Satellite Radio.
In addition, the Knights of Columbus Web site will be constantly updated with photographs, articles and other information throughout the week.
So, be sure to tell your family and friends at home to tune in, and check www.kofc.org regularly for the latest updates.