Marriage, insofar as parenthood renders it sacramental, finds its ultimate end in the union of Christ and the Church and its penultimate end in "nurturing" children in the faith.
Critiques of the Marriage Task Force’s proposals are coming in from all quarters.
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How do we welcome our children and not hinder them in their search for Christ? We begin by honoring them as people made in the image and likeness of God and taking seriously their ability to worship God in a manner that is just as full of awe, wonder, and power as any adult.
It’s a whole new level of children-should-be-not-heard — we’re moving toward children-need-not-actually-exist.