Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Teologija / Theology (H002)
Author(s): Obelenienė, Birutė
Title: The anthropological dimensions of the preparation of youth for marriage and family
Is part of: Global perspectives on Catholic religious education in schools, Vol. 2: Leaming and leading in a pluralist world / editors Michael T. Buchanan, Adrian-Mario Gellel. Singapore : Springer Nature Ltd., 2019
Extent: p. 405-415
Date: 2019
Keywords: Collapse of marriage;Catholic religious education;Preparation for marriage;Catholic sexual ethics;Youth preparation for family
ISBN: 9789811361265
Abstract: Today, in the face of cultural challenges, dramatically decreased birth rate and the collapse of marriage and family institution, there is no doubt that preparation of youth for marriage and family (PYMF) is now, more than ever, necessary. The changes that have taken place in almost all modern societies demand that not only the family but also the school and Church be involved in this process. According to John Paul II (1981), this process includes three main stages: remote (mostly in the family), proximate (mostly at school) and immediate (immediately preceding the wedding). This chapter focuses on the proximate stage. In the Lithuanian system of Education, the PYMF is not a separate subject but is integrated mostly in moral education. In Lithuania, moral education is divided into the two subjects—Religion and Ethics. Students choose between ethics and religious education and almost half of the student population choose Catholic Religious Education (CRE) as an optional subject (Pranevičienė & Margevičiūtė, 2012). In CRE the concept of the family is based on the understanding that, the family, a natural society, exists prior to the State … is based on marriage, that intimate union of life in complementarity between a man and a woman … indissoluble bond of matrimony and is open to the transmission of life. (The Holy See, 1983, Preamble, B) Every component of the family as so described is today becoming a real challenge during the proximate stage of preparation of Catholic young people for marriage and family in schools. The ideology of ‘gender’ is the main cause of this because it ‘denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman and envisages a society without sexual differences, thereby eliminating the anthropological basis of the family’ (Pope Francis, 2016, par. 56). [...]
Affiliation(s): Teologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

Files in This Item:
marc.xml6.17 kBXMLView/Open

MARC21 XML metadata

Show full item record
Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats
Export to Other Non-XML Formats

CORE Recommender

Page view(s)

checked on Dec 9, 2019


checked on Dec 9, 2019

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.