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The Family in God’s Plan

The Commandment to Honor One’s Father and Mother Reflects the Family’s Role in Church and Society

By: Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

The fourth commandment instructs us to “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times as youngsters did we confess that we had disobeyed our parents in ways great and small? Yet we can understand this commandment more fully by considering how it encompasses God’s entire plan for marriage and family life.

The fourth commandment instructs us to “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times as youngsters did we confess that we...

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