Yes. Even though we are now living in the modern world where we can learn everything from the internet, we must teach the young about the Catholic faith where it teaches good moral and values. Sadly, when Vatican II removes Catechism from every school, young people are slowly starting to disrespect elders, including parents. The wrongdoing is now given respect and treated as good, while sin is now regarded as a mild form of evil. And more people are breaking the rules and laws.
Let’s begin with the basics, teach them first how to pray. From morning prayer, before meal to Holy Rosary. And the most important, bring them to the Holy Mass. Then teach them good values such as giving respect to elder, thanking people who helped them even it is small. After that you can teach them about the Catholic faith, heaven, purgatory and hell, the saints, sacraments, sacramentals, dogmas and everything what young people should know. And always tell them to ask you question that they don’t understand. But remember, don’t teach them Catechism according to your own understanding, but according to the Sacred Tradition. And also, we have to teach them in a good manner with a smile. We can be strict but we must also make the young feel comfortable when you teach them.
Brethren, look around you. The young may seem smart and don’t need any help. As they become more intelligent today, some hearts become weaker, which also has an impact on their soul. Many young people are struggling with anxiety, stress, and depression because they are unsure of what to hold onto. To strengthen their faith, we must educate them about Catholicism. Teach them how to pray to God to provide them with strength in their daily lives. Instruct them on how to pray the rosary in order to seek assistance from the Blessed Virgin Mary. Explain to them the significance of attending Holy Mass and worshiping God. Teach them to kneel before the Eucharist to show respect towards the body of our Lord. Teach them that they can offer any hardship or pain they are experiencing to God. Not only does teaching the Catechism nourish the mind, it also nourishes the soul. And if the mind and soul are strong because of faith, they can easily overcome anxiety, stress, and depression.
For teachers or any leaders of education today, it is not hard to incorporate Christianity into your classroom. Let’s begin the class by praying. If you have time, you may teach Catechism. For the parents, being a good parent is not just giving them what they want, but to educate them what is right and educate them about the Catholic faith. And for those who had knowledge of Catechism, let us share this knowledge to the young, because educating them in Christianity is also an act of Holiness.
“Do you want to do a good deed? Teach the young! Do you want to perform a holy act? Teach the young! Do you want to do a holy thing? Teach the young! Truly, now and for the future, among holy things, this is the holiest.”
– St John Bosco