The Friday Five: Every Family Needs a Father

This week we recognize the irreplaceable role of  fatherhood, a vocation to which all men are called. Pope Francis reminds us: “It is a term dearer than any other to us Christians because it is the name by which Jesus taught us to call God: father.”

By: Office of Communications

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“Every family needs a father.” These are the words of Pope Francis in his 2-part Wednesday General Audience speaking on the danger of “absent” fathers and the value of a father’s role within the family.

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In his Arlington Catholic Herald column, Soren Johnson relates the “inexorable passage of time that any father faces” to our  relationship with God the Father.

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Scripture is littered with references of the Father’s Blessing (Genesis 49:1-28), warnings to fathers (Ephesians 6:4), and the responsibilities of children to their parents (Sirach 3:1-16).

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The Vatican released Pope Francis’ newest Encyclical this week: Laudato Si’. For additional resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), click here.

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The 2015 Fortnight for Freedom begins on Sunday, June 21. For more information on the June 27 religious liberty event in the Diocese of Arlington, click here.

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