Paragraph 1656

1656. In our own time, in a world often alien and even hostile to faith, believing families are of primary importance as centers of living, radiant faith. For this reason the Second Vatican Council, using an ancient expression, calls the family the Ecclesia domestica.166It is in the bosom of the family that parents are “by word and example . . . the first heralds of the faith with regard to their children. They should encourage them in the vocation which is proper to each child, fostering with special care any religious vocation.”167

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

552. How can adoration be defined?

46. What did Jesus Christ reveal to us about the mystery of the Father?

572. Why is prayer a “battle”?

74. What was the fall of the angels?

435. How did Jesus interpret the Law?

579. What is the place of the Our Father in the Scriptures?

586. What does the phrase “Who art in heaven” mean?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the message of Abdias 1:11 about Edom’s injustice and oppression of the weak?

The Holiness of God’s People: How does the law of holiness in the book of Numbers teach us to pursue holiness in our lives and in our community of faith? (Numbers 19)

How important is Esther’s purpose and mission in Esther 4:14?

What is the importance of Christian witness?

What is the church’s role in promoting reconciliation according to Philemon 1:6?

What is the responsibility of Christian leaders according to James 3:1-12?

How is the humility and grace of God manifested in the Christian’s life, according to Psalm 138:6-7?