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Synod to focus on family role in transmitting faith

Catholic World News - February 28, 2012

The council of the Synod of Bishops, meeting in Rome to discuss preparations for the October session devoted to the New Evangelization, announced on February 28 that its primary focus was on the family.

In its work on a draft of the instrumentum laboris, the working document for the Synod meeting, the council reported intense discussions on “a crisis in faith which is also a crisis in the transmission of faith.” Since the family is the primary means of transmitting the faith, the Synod should devote itself to that topic, the council concluded. The statement observed that parents give their children the first instruction in faith, and all other methods of evangelization—through parishes, dioceses, and apostolic movements—build on that foundation.

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