Pope's quotes: Parents and children

A quote from Pope Francis:

"The relationship between parents and children, which the prophets often refer to in order to speak of the relationship of covenant between God and his people, has become unnatural here. Parents' educational goals aim at helping [their children] grow in freedom, at making them responsible, capable of performing good deeds for themselves and for others. Instead, because of sin, freedom becomes the pretense of autonomy, a claim of pride, and pride leads to opposition and the illusion of self-sufficiency.”

-- General audience, March 2, 2016

Editor’s note: We can send you a biweekly email alert with content from The Francis Chronicles. Follow the directions on our email alert signup page.

Join the Conversation

Send your thoughts and reactions to Letters to the Editor. Learn more here