Friday, 13 October 2017


Extract 4— The Joy of Love—Pope Francis

“There is also a general feeling of powerlessness in the face of socio cultural realities that oftentimes end up crushing families...Families often feel

abandoned due to lack of interest and attention on the part of the institutions. The negative impact

on the social order is clear, as seen in the

demographic crisis, in the difficulty of raising

children, in a hesitancy to welcome new life, in a tendency to see older persons as a burden and in

an increase of emotional problems and outbreaks of violence. The state has the responsibility to pass laws and create work to ensure the future of young people and help them realise their plan of forming families”

                 Chapter 2 p.43