Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 87

87. The Church is a family of families, constantly enriched by the lives of all those domestic churches.  "In virtue of the sacrament of matrimony, every family becomes, in effect, a good for the Church.  From this standpoint, reflecting on the interplay between the family and the Church will prove a precious gift for the Church in our time.  The Church is good for the family, and the family is good for the Church.  The safeguarding of the Lord's gift in the sacrament of matrimony is a concern not only of individual families but of the entire Christian community".102

102 Relatio Finalis 2015, 52.