Friday, September 26, 2014

Voice of the Family: New and important Initiative.

Voice of the Family is an initiative of Catholic laity from major pro-life/pro-family organisations. It has been formed to offer expertise and resources before, during and after the Synod. The group is offering assistance to Synod Fathers, such as research, expert briefings, speech-drafting, and professional support and contacts.

Voice of the Family argues that the following themes must be central to the Synod’s conclusions:

• Sacramental marriage, binding parents together in an indissoluble union, is the greatest protector of children both born and unborn.
• the inseparability of the unitive and procreative dimensions of the sexual act is an essential defence against the culture of death.
• parents are the primary educators of their children.

By making a particular stand in defence of parents as primary educators, the Synod Fathers would be embracing marriage, the sanctity of human life, and the truth about human sexuality. The potency of this issue at grassroots level cannot be overestimated

The initiative is supported by:
Campaign Life Catholics
Campaign Life Coalition Canada
Catholic Voice
Culture of Life Africa
European Life Network
Human Life International (HLI)
National Association of Catholic Families (NACF)
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)

The Voice of the Family website has already posted a number of important articles and will be updated regularly throughout the synod.

Links to the following articles