Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City (Credit: Wikipedia)

Why Young People Leave the Church & What We Can Do About It

. . .‘since the late 16th & early 17th centuries, the Catholic retention strategy has been (a) childhood catechesis & (b) sacramental initiation.  400 years ago, CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) & the Catholic school system were cutting-edge responses to the crisis of the Protestant Reformation.  Setting out to give every Catholic child a solid catechetical background was an extraordinary vision that had never before been attempted.  The endeavor was deeply influenced by a Renaissance optimism about the power of education.  The assumption was that a carefully nurtured religious identity acquired in childhood would endure throughout life.  The Jesuit motto said it all: “Give me a child until he is 7, & I will give you the man”’. . .

by Isaac Withers,

of Catholic Link

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