While Fr. Aidan is away, he has left us with reflections from Pope Francis:
VALUE THE FAMILY
The family stands at the center of society’s hopes and struggles. With renewed conviction, the Church continues to encourage the commitment of all, individuals and institutions, in order to support the family, which is the primary place where the human being is formed and grows and where upright values and examples are learned. The family needs stability and the recognition of its mutual bonds in order to carry out its irreplaceable task and to fulfill its mission. It needs to be appreciated, valued, and protected as it puts its energy at the service of society.