Family love teaches the world about God's love, says cardinal

Catholic News Agency | 8/23/2018 | Staff
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Dublin, Ireland, Aug 23, 2018 / 12:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Love in the family is the first step to teaching the world about the love of God, said Cardinal João Braz de Aviz during Mass at the World Meeting of Families.

“Only by starting from love can the family manifest and spread and generate God’s love in the world. Without love, we cannot live as children of God, as couples, parents, and brothers,” he said Aug. 23.

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The prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life, Braz de Aviz celebrated Mass for the second full day of the family meeting in Dublin, which is taking place through Aug. 26.

In his homily, the cardinal said that “today is a day of families and love. ‘Love endures all things,’ [this is] why strong marriages make strong societies.”

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“Today we are to focus our attention on the reality of the family and love. Love is called to be at the heart of the Christian family,” he said, emphasizing that no experience is as necessary for the family as the experience of love – for all its members.

“Father, mother, sons, daughters, experience joy when they try to daily manifest love. And it is in this way that the family becomes a joy for the world.”

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Braz de Aviz explained that a lack of love in the family and in society wounds God, because God has given the world his ‘yes’ to the union of a man and a woman, to live “in openness, in service to life and to faith.”

He referenced Pope Francis’ 2015...
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