Saturday, July 16, 2011

Jesuit On Home Schooling

“Homeschooling in the United States is the necessary concomitant of a culture in which the Church is being opposed on every level of her existence and, as a consequence, given the widespread secularization in our country, homeschooling is not only valuable or useful but it is absolutely necessary for the survival of the Catholic church in our country.” 
“How do we know that homeschooling is necessary? First, we know it from divine revelation. The early Church is normative, not only on what we should believe as Catholics but on how we ought to learn our faith… and live it. There were not established Catholic schools in the Roman empire back in the first 300 years of the Church’s history. 
Except for parents, becoming, believing and being heroic Catholics in the early Church, nothing would have happened. The Church would have died out before the end of the first century.”
Link (here) to read the full article by Melody Lyons at The Catholic Exchange.


Anonymous said...

Fr. Hardon sounds like he didn't believe in civil society. How unAmerican.

Scarlett said...

Pretty effective info, thanks for the post.