Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A note about parents...

As somebody who goes to Mass every Sunday, Italians will sometimes ask me why I am "religious." Religious, for them, means to practice the Faith.

My answer is always simple: "Grace, yes, but both my parents believed and taught me to believe, too."

And how did they do it at a time when everybody else seemed to fail?!

This is what they did right:

"The faithful should also be shown that there are three blessings of marriage: children, fidelity and the Sacrament. These are blessings which to some degree compensate for the inconveniences..."

-Catechism of the Council of Trent
The Sacrament of Matrimony

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