Preferential Option for the Family

This is a handbook prepared with the method of questions and answers which summarizes a few issues in a clear and simple way, particularly from the standpoint of Church doctrine on marriage and the family. It is co-authored by The Most Rev. Aldo di Cillo Pagotto, SSS (Archbishop of Paraiba, Brazil), The Most Rev. Robert F. Vasa (Bishop of Santa Rosa, California) and The Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider (Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan).

From the Preface:

"That the family finds itself in a real and profound crisis in many regions appears to be an objectively true assessment. Facing this reality, it would not be a wise attitude to ignore or minimize this crisis. We must take into account, try to evaluate its scope and magnitude, and strive to find ways to overcome it. This is the goal pursued, with realism and hope, by this booklet Preferential Option for the Family that I now introduce." — Jorge Arturo Cardinal Medina Estévez