08 October 2021
Amoris Laetitia Family Year

“Family: vocation and task” a call to the common mission that we have in society and in the Church

Prof. Gabriella Gambino's speech at the Family Week at the Catholic University of Argentina


Last September 28-30, the Week of the Family entitled "Family: vocation and task", was held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina. Prof. Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary for Family and Life, participated in the event with a video message.

The Week of the Family is part of the activities that the Marriage and Family Institute of the Catholic University of Argentina is carrying out within the framework of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year and in preparation for the X World Meeting of Families that will take place next year in Rome from 21 to 26 June.

In her speech, Professor Gambino wanted to emphasize that "in recent decades, in relation to matters relating to human life and the family, more and more often regulatory requests are made while obtaining legislative responses, with no strong arguments or reflections, capable of supporting the decisions made, rationally and objectively speaking".

For this reason, she called upon everyone to place the human being back at the center, according to Christian anthropology and to show "young people how to develop critical thinking, that is, lay thinking according to the authentic meaning of this term: in other words, a thinking marked by the attitude of those who want to seek the objective truth by making use of right reason. Not only the ultimate truth, but also the truth regarding the means that the right reason must carefully evaluate and prepare in order to achieve the human good each time: as is the case of law and all the human sciences, which have the task of preserving life and the family."

In conclusion, Prof. Gambino encouraged everyone to work together, to form a network because on our own "with our skills and abilities, which are also necessary, we can do very little", allowing the Holy Spirit to enrich us so that we can begin the necessary "regeneration processes" of thought and culture and with our legs, firmly on the ground, but with our hearts firmly anchored in Christ."