What can Catholic parents learn from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

What can Catholic parents learn from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? March 24, 2015

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Our kids need us. Most of our teenagers are not in danger of becoming violent jihadists like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; but unless we make a deliberate, consistent, sincere effort to live our faith and to make sure that our older kids are well connected with adults who can guide and educate them and answer their questions, and unless we give them many opportunities to practice their faith, then there is little hope that they will still be Catholics when they leave our homes.

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  • Irksome1

    I think the piece fails to make the distinction between merely being an adult there to nurture and guide and one who is a micromanaging authoritarian. The former would have been nice. The later caused me to run screaming from the Church in my early 20s and, even now, continues to haunt my experience of God.