Help young adults build strong and firm families


The Deputy General Secretary of The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Vey Rev. Fr. Lucas Ong’esa Manwa has called upon priests in all Dioceses to come up with solid vocational programs that would guide young adults in building strong and firm families.

Speaking at the Kenya Catholic Secretariat during a press conference ahead of African Regional Conference on Families, Fr. Ong’esa affirmed that, the church upholds the exclusive union of a man and woman as central to marriage, and thus cannot accept the civil redefinition as the union of any two persons. Thus the need to mould the young adults through the Social Teach of the Catholic Church.

“The Church through her various outlets must develop creative pastoral strategies and vocational programs for young people to avoid moral confusion, misunderstanding, misinformation and emptiness,” said Fr. Ong’esa.

He encouraged everyone to uphold the dignity of the institution and sacrament of marriage and to recommit themselves to building up the human family.

“Our societies need to do more to encourage Christian marriage between man and woman that remains so basic to all civilizations and has proven to be the support for the rights and needs of children, to strengthen and enshrine marriage, to bless and nurture children, and to make our homes, families and parish communities holy welcoming places for women and men.” He said

In the apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia ‘the Joy of Love’ Pope Francis shares with the Church his teaching and encouragement regarding Pastoral Ministry to marriages and families and the great Vocation and Mission that the married couples and families are called to live. “The main contribution to the pastoral care of families is offered by the parish, which is the family of families, where small communities, ecclesial movements and associations live in harmony.” Pope Francis.
By Rose Achiego

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