Paragraph 1658

1658. We must also remember the great number of single persons who, because of the particular circumstances in which they have to live – often not of their choosing – are especially close to Jesus’ heart and therefore deserve the special affection and active solicitude of the Church, especially of pastors. Many remain without a human family often due to conditions of poverty. Some live their situation in the spirit of the Beatitudes, serving God and neighbor in exemplary fashion. the doors of homes, the “domestic churches,” and of the great family which is the Church must be open to all of them. “No one is without a family in this world: the Church is a home and family for everyone, especially those who ‘labor and are heavy laden.'”170


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

341. What new element did Christ give to Matrimony?

595. How is forgiveness possible?

100. In what way is the spiritual motherhood of Mary universal?

105. Why did Jesus receive from John the “baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (Luke 3:3)?

151. In what way is the Church a mystery?

536. How is Abraham a model of prayer?

86. What does the word “Incarnation” mean?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

Worship in spirit and truth: What does the worship described in Leviticus teach us about true worship of God? (Leviticus 1-7; 10)

What is the importance of the parent-child relationship in the Christian family according to Ephesians 6:1-4?

What does the Bible teach us about asserting personal identity within a loving relationship?

What does Jesus’ statement “I am the resurrection and the life” in John 11:25-26 mean?

What is the spiritual battle mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:3-4, and how can a Christian fight it?

What is the importance of gratitude in the Christian life, according to the first letter to Timothy?

What is the role of God’s people in promoting social justice, according to Amos 5:24?