We are Heralds of God’s Kingdom, anointed by the Holy Spirit and sent forth by Christ to make disciples of all peoples by sharing the Good News of Love, Life and Family.
COUPLES FOR CHRIST INDIA seeks to be a base for evangelization – bringing the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ to families who have not heard of it or are not fully alive to it. Thus the communion of families give rise to mission and mission is accomplished in communion.[i]
It is God’s plan that the family be the basic unit of the Church as well as of society. However, there are many forces in the world today that would, wittingly or unwittingly, destroy the very foundations of the family.[ii] At this moment of history, God raised up COUPLES FOR CHRIST, as a gift of the Spirit to the Church to defend and strengthen the family. It is called to bring the Lord’s strength and light to those who are struggling to be truly Christian families in the modern world, by forming as it were an “Association of families for families”.[iii]
We believe that the work of renewing the family requires us to work for Total Christian liberation and development. We are committed to work for the liberation of the human person from the chains of personal and corporate sin, through three specific thrusts: our work with the poor, our work for justice, and our work for life.
COUPLES FOR CHRIST INDIA sees itself as a servant of the Church, working to renew her children through every generation and throughout the world, until the Lord returns once again. COUPLES FOR CHRIST INDIA is committed to building up vibrant Christian communities in the parishes and localities where its members congregate.
COUPLES FOR CHRIST INDIA is committed to rise in defence of the Church against the forces that seek to destroy or weaken it. COUPLES FOR CHRIST INDIA will conform to and support official Church teachings and stands on issues.
COUPLES FOR CHRIST INDIA is committed to work for Catholic re-evangelization first and foremost, but looks to the ideal of Christian unity and will also serve the other Christian Churches whenever possible, in full respect and in conformity with the Catholic identity of the association.
COUPLES FOR CHRIST INDIA is committed to proclaim the Good News of Love, Life and Family to all men of good-will, irrespective of caste, creed, colour, religion, race, or language, engaging not in proselytizing but in a dialogue that respects the human dignity of all persons.
In concretizing its mission, COUPLES FOR CHRIST INDIA will be guided by the Word of God found in Sacred Scriptures, Sacred Tradition and the Teaching Magisterium of the Church. It will pay special attention to the teachings found in Familiaris Consortio, Mulieris Dignitatum, Christifidelis Laici, Evangelii Nuntiandi, Redemptoris Missio, Humanae Vitae, Evangelii Vitae and the documents of Vatican II.