I was at a gathering yesterday and got to talking with a young woman in her 30’s who teaches 2nd grade at a Catholic school. She was born and raised Catholic. After much conversation with her she told me that she and her husband lived together for four years before they were married. They did not marry in the church, have 2 children that have never been baptised, and she’s expecting their 3rd in 6 months.
From what I gathered, she has no intention of getting any of her children baptised and essentially doesn’t believe in the faith anymore. (Obviously) She flat out told me that it’s “just a job to me.”
It was on the tip of my tongue to ask her if the nun who hired her to teach was aware of all this, but didn’t as it’s none of my business. Yes, she teaches religion.
Can this be “right” ??? How can someone who teaches catechism to 2nd graders do so and NOT be a practicing Catholic ??? Do Catholic schools not require their “Catholic” teachers to be practicing Catholics anymore ? This seems very deceptive to me and makes me wonder what the parents of her students would think.