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What are peoples thoughts of catholic school?

  1. tgopfrich profile image80
    tgopfrichposted 2 years ago

    What are peoples thoughts of catholic school?

    I'm not religious, my husband believes in god and my son just started kindergarten and I enrolled him in Catholic school which to me is strange cuz there is a lot of religious stuff. I always thought that the best part of religion is the morals and a lot of religions have pretty much the same morals, more or less. I thought/think its a great idea for my son to be introduced to religion so one day he can make proper informed decision in whether to believe in god or not.

  2. sparkleyfinger profile image94
    sparkleyfingerposted 2 years ago

    I went to a catholic school here i the UK, and I would always advise against it. In the early years, in particular, I would just call it brainwashing. You go along with these things you have to do, like communion, confession and confirmation and never really question any of it until you are older.

    There is also the scary side- ie sex ed, which basically consists of dont have sex unless you're married, then a video of a woman having an abortion to scare you off if the fiery pits of hell already haven't.

    Overall, as a product of a catholic school, I despise all religion. And it isnt due to ignorance- I got qualifications in Christianity and Morals, as well as world religeons (basically a course on all different beliefs, squashed into one year) But my point is: I took part, and I learned what I was supposed to, and it never gave me any sort of spiritual desire or fulfillment. In fact, I now find god a laughable concept. Maybe it's because I can't believe the stories, maybe its because my spiritual leaders around me could never answer my questions with anything other than "its gods will"

    I would let your child find god if they choose to, in their own time.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, Spark!

  3. Kathleen Cochran profile image82
    Kathleen Cochranposted 2 years ago

    To each his own.  I would never tell a parent what is best for his/her child.  But I will say, if your motives are religious it is important to remember that Jesus called all believers to be salt and light in this world.  That goes for our children too.  He didn't call us to be protected and kept out of the fray.  We are to trust Him with everything - including our precious babies.

    Best of luck.  Kindergarten?  It doesn't get any easier - sorry.

  4. profile image61
    peter565posted 2 years ago

    Sending your children to Catholic school is a bad idea.  (1) There are all these case of priest raping little boys, do you really think it is wise, to send your kids to a "Catholic school" my advice pull him out of the school before...well...I am not going to say it, but you know what I mean. (2) There are a few short documentary, I would like to share with you about the Catholic church.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlmgMmVgiZs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr6aJd4Kz_4   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84O-g6riABY   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG-79oOsHm4
    My advice, get your kid out of that Catholic school ASAP

    1. sparkleyfinger profile image94
      sparkleyfingerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Just want to go on record as saying I never experienced any abuse throughout my 10+ years at a catholic school...

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      peter565posted 2 years agoin reply to this


  5. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago


    Catholic school as all religious schools are outmoded.  They insulate children, creating a them vs us mentality.  Catholic schools also use fear and guilt in inculcating children in terms of spirituality.   They furthermore teach outdated mores which are no longer applicable in postmodern society.  They place an undue emphasis on religion and religious rituals over more important subjects.   Catholic/religious schools teaches blind conformity and obedience which creates children who do not question authority which is detrimental to create independent thinking children. 

    I would strongly advise against Catholic, religious, and/or any other parochial school.  Non-sectarian private or good public schools are excellent for children to receive the education they need.  I feel that it is the parents' job to teach religion to their children.  Or better yet, let children learn about religion and/or spirituality on their own.  I feel that it is abusive to force religion on children.  Let them decide whether or not they want to be religious.  So much harm have been done to children in the name of "religion".   Sending children to religious schools are the worst things that parents can do for children-DON'T do it!

  6. Say Yes To Life profile image80
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years ago

    I attended a Seventh Day Adventist high school; while that is not Catholic, it is Christian.  It saved my life.  Rape, drugs and violence were rampant in Oakland public schools, so I was extremely fortunate to be able to escape that.
    I think you'll find good schools and bad schools wherever you go, in any denomination or secular.  Just maintain LOTS of open communication with your child, so if anything wrong happens, you can deal with it.
    I personally would recommend a Christian school - but check it carefully first!

  7. Kimberleyclarke profile image82
    Kimberleyclarkeposted 2 years ago

    I was sent to a catholic school. I guess it was fine, I don't have any other school experience to compare it. However, I am now completely non-religious. As an adult, I've chosen to not go to church every Sunday, as was expected when I was a child. I'd go so far as to say it put me off for life! I'm now far more worldly, and my views on spirituality and kindness are wider than I feel my catholic education allowed.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It does that to one!

  8. Faceless39 profile image92
    Faceless39posted 2 years ago

    I've never met a Catholic school graduate who was not a risk taker; in essence, a partier of the most descriptive kind. They usually become atheists. Catholic school is so regimented that once kids are released, they seem to fly off the handle and go do everything that they weren't allowed to do before. You may have heard that preacher's kids are the most unruly kids out there, and it's for the very same reason. I don't think brainwashing from a young age gives kids an "informed decision" exactly. I think it gives them a blanket reference area with little room to grow. Hopefully your son will be an outlier.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What you have said is so true.  Went to Catholic school all through college. Now I am a New Ager.Left Catholicism, NEVER EVER to return.Really don't believe in any form of organized religion. Spiritual, yes; religious- HELL NO.