The Ambassador was speaking at a conference organised by the Pontifical Council of the Family yesterday, on the theme of family businesses and values.
according to Zenit
Ambassador Baker noted the role of the family as the root of society's moral center. "You do not have to be religious to recognize that the family is at the heart of our social and moral structure. And also to accept that law, regulation and the free operation of the market can never be a substitute for morality."This from the Ambassador of a country where the crackpot cavalier wrecking attitude of the Prime Minister is incapable of realising that "the Family" is an institution that is essentially heterosexual. Like the Durtnell family every family, up until now, is dependant on the bond of marriage, it has an historical context that spams the generations. It is heterosexuality of its members that ensures that!
"In business, as in the rest of life, the family can help to provide that underpinning of an essential value system that may be missing elsewhere." Turning back to the examples provided by his own country, he continued: "It is clear that many of Britain's most famous business names were forged on the rock of family, very often also reflecting values derived from a strong religious sense of responsibility to the workforce, to society, and to family well-being."
The ambassador concluded: "If, as I do, you believe that the family is the repository of the best of the values that society can deploy, you will also believe in the family business."