For decades, parents have been sending their children to Catholic schools expecting a Catholic education. But the latest statistics show young people are leaving the Church in droves and there's nothing the bishops are doing to stop it.
In the 1950s and 1960s, nuns in habit taught children, drilling into them knowledge of the Faith along with reading, writing and arithmetic.
Now, most of those sisters are long-gone and the venerable orders they were a part of are on their own deathbeds. As the sisters' habits got short and their love for the emphasis on social justice grew tall, Catholic students were exposed to a steady barrage of crazy theology, asking things like "What does the Holy Eucharist mean to you?" instead of what the Church has always taught.
Now, during an online discussion on abortion or homosexuality, it's common to see a person brag on social media "I've been taught by Jesuits from first grade to college and I've never heard them say anything about that!"
Indeed, many children grew up going to Catholic school never hearing the words sin, Hell, or Satan. Instead of sin it was called "good" or "bad" choices, and children aren't taught a hatred for sin, which separates them from God.
One of the key issues is that most Catholic schools have stepped away from transmitting the Faith in any meaningful way, often focusing on the physical aspect of mankind while ignoring the spiritual or replacing it with "feel good" slogans.
Both St. Thomas Aquinas and the Church teach that a person is body and soul and that both need to be nourished — and it's the aim of Catholic education to do that.
For more on how Catholic students are being defrauded watch The Download—Catholic Miseducation.