This column is the fifth in a series of introductory essays on the document “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” the preparatory catechesis for the eighth World Meeting of Families that will take place in Philadelphia next September 22-27, 2015 with Pope Francis. The first essay on the first chapter is here. The essay which introduces the second chapter is here. The third is here. The fourth is here. The fifth here.
Chapter Five was about procreation or having babies and raising children. Chapter Six is about the fruitfulness of celibacy.
This essay is presented on video by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, the prelate of of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, and can be seen by clicking here, or by starting the video below.