Parents and Parish Religious Ed

What should a parish offer families to support the religious education of their children? First and foremost, where possible, a parish should provide a good Catholic school. When I was a girl, every parish had its school, but times have changed here and the Catholic school system is no more. There are but a handful […]

Are Your Kids Protected Against MTD?

In their book Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers (2005), Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton revealed the results of extensive interviews with young Americans. They learned that the teenagers, regardless of their faith traditions, had more or less synthesized their beliefs into their own “religion”, what the authors called Moralistic […]