In the midst of all the horrible news of the criminal cabal in the Vatican, it can be refreshing to the soul to read simple, Catholic truth. At the recent Conference of Catholic Families (the Catholic counterpart to whatever it was Francis’ people were offering in Ireland), Mother Miriam gave a talk entitled Parenting in a World That Is Turned from God. The talk in its entirety can be viewed at Lifesite News.
Citing the example of the mother and her seven sons who died rather than betray their faith in 2 Maccabees 7, Mother Miriam stressed the mother in the story would never have let a pagan society instill its false values in her sons.
“Every mother … who allows society to raise [her] children – even in the name of a Catholic school – is forfeiting [her] call and damning her children, unless that Catholic school is really Catholic,” she said.
“When people stand before God, it is not the church or the schools who will be held accountable,” she said. “It will be the parents … We must know what they have learned and absorbed before they go to bed at night.”
Times are evil, but keeping the shoulder to the wheel is still the only way through. Goodness knows we don’t get much help from the institutional Church, and less than none from the state. Nothing substitutes for the sacraments, parental example, and faithfulness to the truths of the faith.