Nov 14, 2012

Honor of Father and Mother

Pillar Focus The Commandments: "Honor your father and your mother"

"According to the fourth commandment, God has willed that, after him, we should honor our parents and those whom he has vested with authority for our good (CCC 2248)."

"Children owe their parents respect, gratitude, just obedience, and assistance. Filial respect fosters harmony in all of family life (CCC 2251)."

"Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children in the faith, prayer, and all the virtues. They have the duty to provide as far as possible for the physical and spiritual needs of their children (CCC 2252)."

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