Family Matters - Strengthening Respectful Relationships
We live in a changing world and in a changing Church. The shape and contours of families are changing. Our pastoral practice and theology are changing. Our Church is strong on tradition, strong on authority, strong on teaching and strong on discipline. But tradition, authority, teaching and discipline lose their salvific value if they are not grounded in human experience and prayerful discernment inspired by the love and mercy incarnated by Jesus of Nazareth who suffered and died so that we might enjoy life to the full.