Thursday, March 26, 2015

Parents protest the sex education curriculum at Peel Board

In preparation for the Synod on the Family there was a working document issued by the Vatican called, "The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization." It makes this statement regarding the parental responsibility for living and teaching the faith to children:
Christian education in the family is first achieved when children see their parents witness to the faith. Some of the responses point out that the method of transmitting the faith does not change with time but is dictated by circumstances, namely, the actions in a couple’s sanctification; personal prayer and times for prayer in families; listening to the Word of God; and the witness of charity. Following this way of life ensures the transmission of the faith, even if children are subjected to forces to the contrary (134).
The Synod on the Family has been controversial as the meetings have so far dealt with a number of issues including homosexuality and the question of whether divorced and separated couples ought to receive communion. As a result, the important topic of education was hardly mentioned by the media. However, the preparatory document makes it clear that parents have the primary responsibility to evangelize to their children.  (more...)

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