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VATICAN - ITALY
For society and the marketplace, family and children are the most important assets
The theological pastoral congress concludes its first day as the 7th World Meeting of Families got underway in Milan. The family is a social asset that favours personal growth, solidarity and the dignity of women. In presenting their papers, speakers criticise the power of individualism and markets, which stifle free giving and human dignity. Advertising targeting children is also slammed. Changing policies that relegate family values to the private sphere is an urgent priority.
31/05/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
Family as a safe asset in a precarious world and workplace
For the theological pastoral congress currently underway at the World Meeting of Families, the family and the workplace must urgently strike an alliance. In opposition to individualism, the experience and social doctrine of the Church emphasise the relational nature of man. Freely giving and meaning give work its value. Card Tettamanzi criticises the excessive remunerations in banking, industry and sports. For Chilean scholar Morandé Court, the family is an important opportunity to give work quality, which today is no longer based on production or capital, but on "creating human capital". Participants express their solidarity to quake victims in Emilia-Romagna.
Pope: 300,000 expected for Saturday's meeting with movements
Representatives from over 100 movements from around the world will meet in Rocca di Papa tomorrow for the second world congress based on the theme: "The beauty of being a Christian and the joy of communicating this". The ties of Benedict XVI with these movements go back a long time.
03/06/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope: Family, work, celebration, three gifts of God to build a society with a human face, in a world
Benedict XVI celebrates mass at the end of the VII World Meeting of Families. Man and woman, made 'in the image of God "are fruitful in generating children, but also in transforming the world through work, profit does not dominate, and celebration that is meeting, sharing, relationships with nature and celebration with God . Next World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia (USA).
01/06/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
Card. Antonelli: “Normal” families key overcoming crisis and future of world
The president of Pontifical Council for the Family draws conclusions from the Congress for the VII World Meeting: “the normal family "(husband, wife and children) is the foundation for the rebirth of society, in the midst of a profound economic, but also cultural, crisis. Mayor of Milan promises a "register of civil unions" in favour of homosexual unions. The request to politicians: less taxes, more support to couple and procreation, more services for education. And the business world: flexible hours, part time, the possibility to work from home, maternity leave, parental leave, child care services. Sunday, as a day of rest, has a positive effect on the workplace and society.
29/05/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
The 7th World Meeting of Families opens with an eye on hope and the economic crisis
The normal family, united in matrimony with two or more children, "is happier," says Card Antonelli. It shapes in a positive way society and the workplace. Cultural, political and economic forces must support it. For Card Scola, the meeting is an exceptional event that can support ordinary life. "Radiant" stories are a contrast to an inward looking world.
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