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CATHOLIC TEACHING ON THE FAMILY

About

Voice of the Family is an initiative of Catholic laity from major pro-life and pro-family organisations, formed to defend the Catholic teaching on the family. Voice of the Family was founded in 2014 to offer our expertise and resources before, during and after the Synod on the Family 2014-15.

The following truths are at the heart of Voice of the Family’s work:

  • Marriage, the exclusive, life-long union of one man and one woman, is the foundation of a stable and flourishing society and is the greatest protector of children, born and unborn.
  • The procreative and unitive ends of the conjugal act cannot licitly be separated; the rejection of this truth lies at the root of modern attacks on life and the family.
  • Parents are the primary educators of their children and the protection of this right is essential for building a new “culture of life”.

We are supported by (in alphabetical order):

As Voice of the Family, we seek to fulfil our duty which is set out in the Code of Canon Law (1983), 212 §3:

“According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess, [the faithful] have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful, without prejudice to the integrity of faith and morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of persons.”