Fatherhood
A Father, as a man, is called by the God of life

A Father, in his uniqueness as a man, is called by the God of life to occupy a foundational and necessary place in the construction of society, in the generation of the culture and in the unfolding of history. Profoundly motivated by the beautiful reality of love that has its source in Jesus Christ, the man feels himself strongly invited to form a family. There, in the essential disposition of reciprocity and complementary, lives and values for the fullness of life, the active and irreplaceable richness of the contribution of the woman, who permits him to recognize more clearly his own identity. (adapted from paragraph 459 of the Document Final of Aparecida, May 2007)