Preferential Option for the Family: One Hundred Questions and Answers relating to the Synod

Preferential Option for the Family: One Hundred Questions and Answers relating to the Synod

Co-authored by
The Most Rev. Aldo di Cillo Pagotto, SSS (Archbishop of Paraiba, Brazil)
The Most Rev. Robert F. Vasa (Bishop of Santa Rosa, California)
The Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider (Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan)

With a preface by His Eminence
Jorge Arturo Cardinal Medina Estevez
Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship

Preferential Option for the Family: One Hundred Questions and Answers relating to the Synod

Preferential Option for the Family: One Hundred Questions and Answers relating to the Synod

 

According to Prof. Scandroglio, the publication has a twofold purpose: On the one hand to call to mind the requirement of consistency with the dictates of the Catholic Church regarding natural morality and faith. On the other, it seeks to offer proofs that, on many conceptual issues on the topic of the family, Church doctrine has already been consolidated and has successfully answered, for a long time now, some ethical and theological objections which many media outlets keep coming up with. The challenge is therefore eminently pastoral in character, Scandroglio said, adding that “the handbook is designed primarily for bishops, priests, religious, catechists, and the faithful involved in the life of the Church. But it will also appeal to all those lay people who will find in this handy publication some rational reasons to defend the family from attacks unleashed ever more often by a nihilist and relativist culture.”