PODCAST | On Fatherhood
Today on the podcast…
Fr. Javier del Castillo commemorates the celebration of Father’s Day by reflecting on the important role of fatherhood in the family and society, and how (as children) we are called to honor them throughout our lives.
“Children, listen to me, your father; act accordingly, that you may be safe. For the Lord sets a father in honor over his children and confirms a mother’s authority over her sons… My son, be steadfast in honoring your father; do not grieve him as long as he lives. Even if his mind fails, be considerate of him; do not revile him because you are in your prime. Kindness to a father will not be forgotten; it will serve as a sin offering—it will take lasting root. In time of trouble it will be recalled to your advantage, like warmth upon frost it will melt away your sins. Those who neglect their father are like blasphemers; those who provoke their mother are accursed by their Creator.” (Sirach 3:1-16)
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Fr. Javier del Castillo is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctorate in Philosophy. He currently serves as Vicar of Opus Dei in the Midwest (USA) and Vice President of the St. Josemaria Institute.