Families volunteering with Our Lady of Good Counsel PB&J Ministry to feed the homeless on the streets of Detroit
If we allow the love of Christ to change our heart, then we can change the world. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
The family is the bedrock of our society. It is where children learn love and virtues. When families are healthy and whole, a society is healthy and whole. When family breaks down, civil society breaks down. In the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi (Evangelization in the Modern World), Pope St. Paul VI reiterated the church’s mission to evangelize. He stressed the importance of the family in carrying out this mission …
One cannot fail to stress the evangelizing action of the family in the evangelizing apostolate of the laity… In a family which is conscious of this mission, all the members evangelize and are evangelized. The parents not only communicate the Gospel to their children, but from their children they can themselves receive the same Gospel as deeply lived by them. And such a family becomes the evangelizer of many other families, and of the neighborhood of which it forms part.