FR Catholic Caucus is better than RCIA in some ways - here, we are consistently edified by the immediate input of our brethren.
If anyone is gracious, it is you. At some point in time several years ago, it occured to me that many Catholics are ignorant about their faith, not that I am a theologian. However, in addressing attacks on our Church, I learned more about the Catholic faith and began to accrue an extensive list of bookmarked links to defend it. I now find myself 'educating' parishioners, visitors to our parish and the children. Perhaps that is why the pastor asked me to take charge of the RelEd program. Though small in number, it is a daunting task to select the proper materials and ensure these children are properly formed. In the process, I often find myself educating their parents at coffee socials. Sadly, most parents today entrust all religious education to the parish. Catholic education begins in the home. There is no way we can shoulder the burden of responsibility for raising children in the Catholic faith with only 15 days of classes per year. This needs to be bolstered at home in the family.
But thank you for the kind sentiments. They are most appreciated.
I can’t complain about the Catholic education I received growing up (and will always be indebted to a couple Dominicans and Basilians), but did my best in college to forget everything I knew about anything. Later on, a work situation put me in the company of several recent converts - they really know their stuff, and the education renewed. I now find myself mostly in the company of protestants or secularists, and FR caucus threads are a saving grace some days(I read far more than I post).