“Parents are to entrust their children to those schools which provide a Catholic education. If they are unable to do this, they are obliged to take care that suitable Catholic education is provided for their children outside the schools.”
John Beal’s commentary is good, but incomplete. THe first sentence is ignored in his commentary. “Parents are to entrust their children to catholic schools”. That is very clear. If a good catholic school is available and affordable, parents are supposed to send their kids to it. I realize that this is not always the case, and parent’s get to decide when it is the case, hence Beal’s commentary is good. But, ignoring the first line is not appropriate for a parent.
Nor is it for the a Bishop. Hence my initial post on this thread. Asking what a bishop is going to do about making good,affordable, catholic schools available to parents is perfectly valid.
[quote=Mark77]Get off your duff & learn your Faith!
Don’t wait for a “Catholic school” to teach the Faith to your children. Most of the Catholic Schools are watered down & only teach what is socially acceptable & many are horribly corrupted with secular garbage & PC “BS.”
No one should wait for a Catholic school if it is not available. But that does not mean one should not request a good, Catholic school from the church. The church has an obligation to provide them to parents. BTW, I am comfortable in my knowledge of the faith and I have raised 3 kids and I am raising 5 kids right now, so I can assure you I am not on my duff.