Filipino cardinal sees challenge of bucking secular influences, supporting family life
October 25, 2013
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila told Vatican Radio that secularizing trends are having a powerful effect on society in the Philippines.
The “traditional values that have kept families together” still hold sway in the Philippines, the cardinal said, but “they are beginning to see the effects of secularization and the media.” He said that the Church faces the challenge of strengthening appreciation for the importance of healthy family life. The task is somewhat eased, he said, by the fact that while Filipinos appreciate the material success of modern society, they are “very much aware of the ambivalence of the success and the wounds that this has inflicted on individuals and families.”
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- Cardinal Tagle: The ambivalence of our society's success and its wounds on the family (Vatican Radio)