Watching the events of the last few weeks unfold, I have been struck
anew by how many former Catholics there are in the news media. None of
them have a clue about what it means to be Catholic. That, coupled with
this post at 8 Kids and a Business, got me thinking about how to keep our kids Catholic. I decided to create a list.
note: my children are still preteens, so I cannot say, "It worked for
us." But I have done some research on the matter, and observed other
Catholic families. I've often wondered how my husband and his siblings
all remained good Catholics, while some of my siblings did not. I almost
left the Church myself in my 20s. I also know that a parent can do
everything right, and his children can still choose to leave the Church.
We have freewill. This list is not meant for pointing fingers or
accusing other parents of failing. It's meant to help those who are
raising their kids now and want to do the best they can.