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10 July 2014

Synod on the family

Alana Harris on the familyDARBY FELLOW IN HISTORY AT LINCOLN COLLEGE, OXFORD, MARRIED WITH A CHILDBeing the new parent of a young child, I read the synod of bishops’ working document looking for areas of identification with the “hopes and joys, but also the griefs and anxieties” of family life and, in particular, for inspiration in the daunting task ahead of passing on the Catholic faith to my infant son.While the document is suggestive in its updated re-presentation of a theology of the family, modelled on the Holy Family and the beauty of a vocation to love, it is much less successful in its treatment of Christian ­formation or, as it puts it, “the challenge of upbringing”. This stems, ultimately, from an impoverished articulation of the “apostola ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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