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Family, Faith and Culture – Hopeful Signs

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Family life is experiencing a great revolution. Increasingly community is becoming a forgotten concept as ‘individualism’, ‘competitiveness’, ‘market-values’ and ‘self-absorption’ tend to dominate. The Church is experiencing very significant rates of disengagement especially among families. While parents still present their children for the sacraments of baptism, first communion and confirmation, increasingly this is against a background of non-practice and disengagement from the local Christian community.