In Familiaris Consortio, Saint John Paul II assures us that, however loud the noise of the secular universe, however strong the current of dissent, we can trust the Church always to defend God’s plan for marriage and the family and protect us from enemies of the truth.
From the introduction:
“Knowing that marriage and the family constitute one of the most precious of human values, the Church wishes to speak and offer her help to those who are already aware of the value of marriage and the family and seek to live it faithfully, to those who are uncertain and anxious and searching for the truth, and to those who are unjustly impeded from living freely their family lives. Supporting the first, illuminating the second and assisting the others, the Church offers her services to every person who wonders about the destiny of marriage and the family.”
Read this historic document that is a gift to the faithful. For starters here are key excerpts:
Be sure to set aside time to read the full document at your leisure, here: