Publicado el 08-20-2012
Immorality That Threatens
the Family Institution
If nothing is done in time to stop the galloping strides of immorality which is almost institutionalized --so to speak-- in a matter of years, way before the end of this Twenty-first Century, mankind is going to suffer the terrible consequences of what is taking place today regarding immoralities that are incompatible with the normal mission of human life. On the one side is what attempts against the essences of life that are the foundation of natural law that comes from the will of God and all His laws. On the other, is everything that has to do with the every-day conduct of individuals, of families, of groups, and of society as a whole that, although being part of the former, have manifestations that are destructive to human social coexistence.
The institution of the family, around which mankind moves or should move, is in crisis in many of its aspects because priority is given to material things over moral values. As a result of this crisis, children do not receive all the love, the vigilance and the care that are needed so that they may grow and be raised not only in good physical health but also with the characteristics that are inherent, from a spiritual point of view, to what a home should be. And it must be pointed out that a home is not only a house with a roof, walls, doors, windows and utilities. A home is much more than that. A home has to be the environment which, within the reasonable comforts of a house, encourages the feeling and the idea of what a family must be as a strong bond uniting parents with their children, brothers among themselves, as well as all those who form what is known as an extended family. Of course, what is said about the crisis does not mean that there not be many and wonderful exceptions.
Among the moral values in a home are those of religious norms, good manners or civility, as well as civism and a sense of human solidarity in terms of social coexistence. For all this to flourish, it is indispensable that there be coordination among all the sectors that form a society.
There is considerable immorality that proliferates through the media by way of very expensive advertising, as well as in the field of entertainment. These ads are an important source of revenue for the companies that publish or air them and are paid by those who are interested in selling their products no matter what, often without devoting a single cent of their profits to inform about anything that is good, constructive and noble.