Skip to comments.Confessions of a Wanna-Be Orthodox Catholic High School Teacher
Posted on 03/21/2013 8:12:14 AM PDT by marshmallow
Have you ever felt like a nobody in the world? To be in the world but not of the world is surely a frustrating reality in the normative workplace environment. But in the Catholic Education world? I never thought it would be such lonely, difficult work to teach, preach, and witness an orthodox Catholic message as a theology teacher in the typical American Catholic High School. Where to begin? The dark stuff.
The problems begin as always in the home. When we went to the other childrens birthday parties and I chatted with the other parents, I noticed in the Catholic elementary schools my own children attended it seemed like more than half were living with the complexity of divorce. I have read that Catholics on the whole have statistical rates for most societal vices on par with non-Catholics. We arent leading (morally speaking) even though we have plenty of Catholic leaders in our communities and nation.
I also find the divorce phenomena in my high school classrooms, and try to share my own damage assessment from growing up in a divorced home and not being raised a Christian even though I was baptized as a child. The problem is for the kids today, like for me back then, you dont realize how the divorce thing is harming you on the inside and affecting all kinds of relationships- starting with God the Father and working down to preparing for your own Marital Vocation. Everyones Fine is the theme for the Love, American Style post sexual revolution. Awareness that everyone isnt just fine is the first step- and for many of the sons and daughters of divorce that awareness doesnt come until much adulthood has already passed and cycles of dysfunctional relationships continue on until one finally is awakened. The fact........
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The battle is not yet won. Speaking the Truth is our weapon; the Lord is on His throne.
I wonder what would happen in our own li'l Catholic grade school if the Bishop were to ask the teachers to sign a statement of unity with the Church on specific questions of faith and morals.
I'm not presuming the answer. I just wonder.