Educate your children on family values, ovueraye charges parents
The Order of the Knights of Saint Mulumba Nigeria (KSM) has ended its 38th yearly Convention with a call to Nigerians, especially Catholic faithful, to live virtuous lives that will promote love and enhance enviable family values.
The call was contained in a communiqué signed by KSM’s acting Supreme Knight, Bro. Diamond Ovueraye, at the end of the convention held recently in Lagos with the theme: “Family Values, Human Rights and the Challenges of Modernisation in Nigeria.”
While urging parents to build up good families as microcosms of the society, KSM urged the society to avail itself of the moral compass provided by the Catholic Church to ensure that there is unity, commitment and indissolubility in marriage in order to keep the family together.
Based on its observation that family values in Nigeria have been eroded and human rights bastardised under the ambience of modernisation as is being experienced with single-parenting, false lifestyles and terrorism, which are conceived as modernisation, the communiqué advocated effective monitoring and strict parental guidance in the growth, development and success of their children.
It further observed that the quality of today’s children would naturally determine society’s future. It, therefore, frowned at what it termed forces ravaging the institution of marriage and cherished family values and urged parents to always make out time to educate their children on Catholic family values, thereby preparing them adequately for life in the larger society.
Restating KSM’s opposition to same sex marriage, it noted that men and women are naturally equipped biologically, physically and sociologically to perform certain duties in the society. It, therefore, implored them to see themselves as partners in progress and societal development.
On the lingering issue in Ahiara Diocese, the communiqué re-iterated KSM’s support for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria and the authority of the Pope on ecclesiastical matters. While urging the priests and laity in Ahiara to accept their Bishop and reunite the church in the diocese, KSM appreciated all those who contributed to the yearly convention’s success.
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