Tuesday, December 09, 2008

passing on the Faith

Recently a priest lamented on his blog that parents don't take religious education seriously and don't support the DRE. My first thought was well, of course not. The parents and the kids know that what they're being taught is crap but they have to sit through the puppets and skits and lectures from a bitter old soul who oftentimes isn't even very orthodox in order for the kid to recieve the sacraments. Is it any wonder that many Catholics stop even trying to learn as soon as they are confirmed?

My husband attends a bible study at our old parish with a number of cradle Catholics. They've been through years of Catholic education and don't know as much as Rocky does and he's a convert.

I have no idea of how to do it, but there must be a better way to teach the Faith. St. Frances Cabrini and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton didn't have Power Point. St. Thomas Aquinas didn't use puppets or felt banners. What did they do that we can't do now?

3 comments:

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Hmmm, there was a method called disputando that was quite popular in St. Thomas Aquinas Day

Lynne said...

We're still stuck in stupid mode, i.e. continuing to do what doesn't work. Here in the Archdiocese of Boston, all the parishes are to set up groups to discuss Faith issues. It's organized by Renew International. It's the blind leading the blind with a dose of "faith-sharing" throw in. Yuck!

Joe! said...

What did they do?

They did'nt jump at every attempt to make the faith new and trendy by lying about or sugar-coating what the church teaches?
They actually know what they were talking about?