HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 3 no. 1 (1966)

The Apostolate Challenge Of The Laity: The Challenge Of Our Times

Archbishop Julio Rosales

Discipline: Christian Living



A good portion of our families still preserve the traditions of family prayer, of mutual fidelity between husband and wife, of respect for elders, of constant care for the moral standards of children, of hospitality to strangers and of sobriety in living. On the other hand, we cannot be blind to the fact that very many of our couples live without the benefit of Christian marriage, the number of children born out of wedlock alarmingly increasing, homes being" wrecked because husbands and wives ignore the sanctity of their commitments to each other and to their children, juvenile delinquency growing- because our homes have ceased to be the sanctuaries of Christian living. Are these families what make a true Christian nation?