“The sacrament of marriage is the specific source and original means of sanctification for Christian married couples and families” (Role of the Christian Family, n. 56). As married couples, we are to examine our lives in light of the responsibilities we have to God’s call to holiness. These responsibilities are fourfold in nature: 1) to God; 2) to our spouse; 3) to our children; 4) to society at large. By rooting out sin and through the healing and empowering effects of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we will be able to attain the holiness to which we are called." United State Conference of Catholic Bishops
The following is a portion of the Examination of Conscience for Married Couples to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This portion can also be used as a daily reminder of the ways to fulfill a parent's responsibility to his/her child(ren).
Responsibilities to Children: