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The Family, the Society, and the Church

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The Family

The family comprises many different vocations. A particular person may have, at the same time, the vocation of being the husband to his wife, a father to his children, and a son to his own parents as long as they are living. Each of these family vocations has a specific-and limited-number of neighbors who are to be loved and served according to the proper responsibilities of each calling.

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Gene E. Veith is academic dean at Patrick Henry College (Purcellville, Virginia) and cultural editor for World Magazine.

Issue: "Using God" Nov./Dec. 2007 Vol. 16 No. 6 Page number(s): 23-25

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