Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 26, 2022 / 17:00 pm
The National Catholic Register reported this month that one Catholic school’s decision to begin every day with Mass has transformed the spiritual lives of both students and the broader parish community — and soared the school to second place among 30 diocesan schools that took a catechesis assessment test.
One of the Church’s biggest struggles in recent years has been the problem of inadequate catechesis, for children and adults alike.
The problem of poorly catechized Catholics is evident in recent polls. An EWTN/Real Clear Opinion Research poll conducted this July, for example, showed that 38% of Catholic likely voters do not believe in the Real Presence of the Eucharist. The same poll also found that 35% never go to confession – a sacrament required by Church law at least annually.
Overall, the poll found that only 20% of Catholics accept all Church teachings.