The family is the foundation of society
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- "Only 45 percent of American children have spent their childhood in an intact family, according to a survey produced by a conservative advocacy group."
- "The 'Index of Belonging and Rejection,' produced by Dr. Pat Fagan of the Family Research Council's Marriage and Religion Research Institute, defines an intact family as a biological mother and father who remain legally married to one another from the time of their child's birth."
- "American society is dysfunctional, characterized by a faulty understanding of the male-female relationship," Fagan said in a news release. 'Our culture needs a compass correction, learning again how to belong to each other when we have begotten children together.'"
For the Church, the basic unit of society is the family, not the isolated individual.
If we destroy the family, we will destroy civilization as we know it.