This week the president of the Argentinean Bishops’ Committee on Catholic Education, Archbishop Hector Aguer, reminded parents that they cannot renounce their responsibility for both the moral and religious education of their children. It is in the home, he emphasized, where children must learn the faith.
“The role of the family must never be slighted, and this is something in today’s culture … that we must diligently look after, because without the role of the family, education is not complete,” the archbishop said.
He also recalled that parents cannot leave the education of their children completely in the hands of the schools, adding, “It is essential that parents are involved in educational process.”
For this reason, Archbishop Aguer warned against some government educational programs that do not respect the moral, religious and philosophical convictions of families.