Dr. Tom and Kari Curran talk about the mission of moms and dads to stand before their children and witness to faith. The Currans share stories and insights on the virtue of industry; forming children to do their chores!
Catechism of the Catholic Church
2225 Through the grace of the sacrament of marriage, parents receive the responsibility and privilege of evangelizing their children. Parents should initiate their children at an early age into the mysteries of the faith of which they are the "first heralds" for their children. They should associate them from their tenderest years with the life of the Church.34 A wholesome family life can foster interior dispositions that are a genuine preparation for a living faith and remain a support for it throughout one's life.
2226 Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child's earliest years. This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God.35 The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents.
2227 Children in turn contribute to the growth in holiness of their parents.36 Each and everyone should be generous and tireless in forgiving one another for offenses, quarrels, injustices, and neglect. Mutual affection suggests this. The charity of Christ demands it.37
Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Lisa Green, Statewide Coordinator for PREPARES, to talk about this new Catholic pregnancy and parenting task force in the State of Washington. Tom continues to expand four themes in family life: Authorship, Leadership, Fellowship and Discipleship.
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