PODCAST | On Fatherhood
In this 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)