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Consilium Internationale

FAMILY COMMISSION
Silvia Diana OFS

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CONCLUSIONS OF SYNOD ON THE FAMILY
CONCLUSION


94. During this assembly, we synod fathers, gathered around Pope Francis, experienced the tenderness and the prayer of the whole Church, we walked like the disciples of Emmaus and recognized the presence of Christ in the breaking of bread at the Eucharistic table, in fellowship and the sharing of pastoral experiences. We hope that the result of this work, now delivered into the hands of the Successor of Peter, might give hope and joy to many families in the world, guidance to pastors and pastoral workers, and a stimulus to the work of evangelization. In concluding this report, we humbly ask the Holy Father to consider the possibility of issuing a document on the family, so that the family, the domestic Church, might increasingly radiate Christ, who is the light of the world.

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Consilium Internationale
FAMILY COMMISSION
Fr. Francis Dor OFMCap.

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The Family and Evangelization
(From the final report of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, n° 87-93)


“Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of the joy of evangelization”, exhorts Pope Francis in the Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium1. This call is addressed not only to individuals and canonical ecclesial communities, but also to the family that is itself “a domestic church”. If the world is sad and dreary, we are all supposed to be concerned because we are sent to bring the Good News “of Great joy to all people” (Lk 2: 10). The family has a great role in the Church’s mission of evangelization both as agent and beneficiary. The fourth chapter of the final report of the Synod of Bishops on the Family actually bears the title “The Family and Evangelization”.

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Consilium Internationale
FAMILY COMMISSION

Silvia Diana OFS

 CONCLUSIONS OF THE SYNOD OF THE FAMILY 

Chapter II
Family, Generativity, Upbringing

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The Transmission of Life


62. The presence of large families in the Church is a blessing for the Christian community and society, because openness to life is an intrinsic requirement of conjugal love. In this regard, the Church expresses her deep gratitude to families who welcome children — especially those who are most weak and vulnerable — raise them, surround them with affection and transmit the faith to them.. […]

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Consilium Internationale
FAMILY COMMISSION

Jenny Harrington OFS 

CONCLUSIONS OF SYNOD ON THE FAMILY Part III - THE MISSION OF THE FAMILY

Chapter III

The Family and Pastoral accompaniment 

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We continue our work focused on the final report of the synod of the family of October 24, 2015. This following article was prepared by Jenny Harrington ofs, and summarizes the third chapter of PART 3 “The Mission of the Family”, - from 69 to 86 - and relates to the Family and Pastoral Accompaniment

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Consilium Internationale
FAMILY COMMISSION

Fr. Francis Dor OFMCap 

 Translation: Mary Stronach OFS 

 CONCLUSIONS OF THE SYNOD OF THE FAMILY 

PART III - THE MISSION OF THE FAMILY 
Chapter IV - Towards the Ecclesial Fullness of the Family 

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PRESENTATION


We continue our work focused on the final report of the synod on the family of October 24, 2015. This third and last part, which is made up of four chapters, deals with the mission of the family. The following article was prepared by Fr. Francis Bongajum Dor, OFMCap, and summarizes the first of the four chapters - from No. 56-61 - and relates to the formation of the family.