Home Schooling and Parish Religious Education
More and more families are choosing to home school their children, not only in "reading, writing and arithmetic," but in religious education as well. This page presents some thoughts on how a parish catechetical program can best serve these families, as well as links to some pertinent resources.
According to the principle of subsidiarity,
"a community of a higher order (i.e. the USCCB, arch/dioceses, parishes) should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order (i.e. family), depriving the latter of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need and help to coordinate its activity with the activities of the rest of society, always with a view to the common good" (Centesimus annus, 48).