| Year 1995 Canonical Studies

FAMILY, THE DOMESTIC CHURCH, SOME CANONICAL AND PASTORAL REFLECTIONS,

(Fr. A. MENDONCA)


After a brief Introduction, the paper has the following sections:
1. Family, the basic “cell” of society;
2. Family, the “domestic church”;
3. Ecclesial mission of the family;
3.1. Mission of evangelization;
3.2. Mission of sanctification;
3.3. Mission of service;
3.4. Pastoral care of the family, and Conclusion.

INTRODUCTION

On 9 June 1994, right in the middle of the United Nations-sponsored International Year of the Family, the legislature of the Province of Ontario, Canada, witnesses an intense and highly emotional debate on the government’s Bill 167 which would have redefined the very notion of ....