Is it just me who's thinking Catholic education is lacking? Maybe your reponses will make me think it's just my very laid-back parish.
I'm not saying my Catholic education was terrible, or universal -- that's why I'm bringing the question to you. But I feel much of the things critical to understanding Catholicism was left out of my education entirely (Catholic school, Sunday school, and youth activities).
For example, I never learned about Apostolic Succession, the Magisterium, Sacred Tradition and its relationship with Scripture, the Eastern Rites, or the Early Fathers. I didn't even learn what a catechism was.
Looking back we instead put some of our time in irrelevant information, like the order of the mass and naming the (seven?) gifts of the Holy Spirit.
I also thought we could have and should have spent more time on confronting the criticisms of the Church, like the sex abuse scandals and the Inquisition.
Any thoughts? What was/is your Catholic education like? Maybe not all of these things are appropriate in a youth enviornment, but should be addressed in a community enviornment.