Church Teaching on Parenting
Church teaching on parenting
Your home is a holy place! It is the first school of Christian life well suited to teaching children about the rights of others, thinking before acting, and serving others. The home is also the place parents teach their children about the importance of the spiritual life rather than the pursuit of materialism.
Parents have the privilege and responsibility of passing on the faith to their own children. They do this by their home life, by teaching their children to pray and by involving their family in the Mass and parish life. The role of parents in educating their children in faith is of great importance and without it there is almost no adequate substitute. The home is a community of faith, hope and charity - a community of love.
Below are sections from the Catechism of the Catholic Church -
1655-1666 - The Domestic Church
2201-2206 - The Family in God's Plan
2207-2213 - The Family and Society
2214-2220 - The Duties of Children
2221-2231 - The Duties of Parents
2232-2233 - The Family and the Kingdom