The Pope, on considering marriage and the family in today’s world, says:
‘The family is experiencing a profound cultural crisis, as are all communities and social bonds.
Marriage now tends to be viewed as a form of mere emotional satisfaction that can be constructed in any way or modified at will.
But the indispensible contribution of marriage to society transcends the feelings and momentary needs of the couple.’
The Pope then quotes Blessed John Paul II who said:
“New patterns of behaviour are emerging as a result of over-exposure to the mass media… As a result, the negative aspects of the media and entertainment industries are threatening traditional values, and in particular the sacredness of marriage and the stability of the family”
How very true are these words of John Paul in our world today.