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John Paul II, “the Pope of the family”
May 19, 2008, 10:55 pm
Filed under: John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI
Benedict XVI recently called John Paul II, “the Pope of the family”. He pointed out that John Paul II said that “the future of humanity passes by way of the family.”


In Centesimus Annus 38, 39, John Paul II said:


In addition to the irrational destruction of the natural environment, we must also mention the more serious destruction of the human environment…The first and fundamental structure for “human ecology” is the family, in which man receives his first formative ideas about truth and goodness, and learns what it means to love and to be loved, and thus what it actually means to be a person. Here we mean the family founded on marriage, in which the mutual gift of self by husband and wife creates an environment in which children can be born and develop their potentialities…”


Throughout his time as Pope, John Paul II repeatedly tried to reach out to families:


Here are links to just a very few of John Paul’s writings on the Family.

Original Unity of Man and Woman
“Catechesis on the Book of Genesis”
(1979-1980)

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
FAMILIARIS CONSORTIO 1981

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE JOHN PAUL II INSTITUTE
FOR STUDIES ON MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
2001

Just days after the misguided California Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage Pope Benedict spoke out on this subject:

“The union of love, based on matrimony between a man and a woman, which makes up the family, represents a good for all society that can not be substituted by, confused with, or compared to other types of unions.”

Pope Reaffirms Truth about Marriage and Family 5/17/2008

The good news is that there is a group in California that has collected enough signatures to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot this November to overturn this ruling by the California Supreme Court. Of course, they need our help. Here is a link to an article about the current status of this proposed ballot initiative:

California court may not have the last word on marriage
by Maggie Gallagher | 16 May 2008

To see how you can help – go directly to this group’s website:

National Organization for Marriage


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