The Duties of Catholic Parents

Holy Family

The duties of parents, as revealed by God and taught by the Catholic Church, should be the concern of all Catholic parents. When undertaking the work of homeschooling, many Catholic parents take up goals that are not appropriate for parents. Many parents speak of “raising saints” or “preparing children for heaven”, but these tasks require the willing collaboration of the children and, consequently, are not in the parents’ power. What parents should be concerned with are the actual duties of parents to their children. These duties are described for us in paragraphs 2221-2231 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. … Continue