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Item Number:  1017-257CK


Letter to Families, Commentaries on CD

When Pope St. John Paul II wrote his 1994 Apostolic Letter to Families in conjunction with the Year of the Family, he declared his eagerness "to greet you (families) with deep affection and to spend time with you." Francis Cardinal Arinze, who worked closely with the late Holy Father for more than two decades, takes you through an in-depth examination of what has been called "the most personal and heartfelt document of Pope John Paul II's pontificate" (Fr. John McCloskey). Learn about the historical significance of this first Apostolic Letter ever addressed specifically to families. Be inspired by the saint's vision of the family's role as the fundamental unit of the "civilization of love" and its potential impact on the Church and the world. 4-CD set, 4.5 hours, 15 episodes

Topics Covered:

  • The Family--Way of the Church
  • Prayer
  • Love and Concern for All Families
  • Male and Female He Created Them
  • The Marital Covenant
  • The Unity of the Two
  • The Genealogy of the Person
  • The Common Good of the Marriage and the Family
  • The Sincere Gift of Self
  • Responsible Fatherhood and Motherhood
  • The Two Civilizations
  • Love is Demanding
  • The Fourth Commandment: "Honor your father and your mother"
  • Education in the Family
  • Family and Society
  • At Cana in Galilee
  • The Great Mystery
  • Mother of Fairest Love
  • Birth and Danger
  • "You welcomed me"
  • "Strengthened in the innter man"