Catholic Kids Behaving Badly–Again

As I settled down outside to write this morning, I was disturbed by bad music that was getting louder and louder. It seemed to be coming from just around the far corner of our building: heavy metal, with a lot of shrieking f-bombs and other profanities.

So I got up to go and put a stop to it, and as I walked toward the sidewalk, a child appeared in a window of the Catholic school across the street and quickly pulled it down–shutting off the music.

It wasn’t some yobbo in the street. It was kids in a Catholic school classroom, getting up to mischief because their teacher, I presume, wasn’t there to stop them.

The lesson here is simple: sending your kids to a Christian school does not remove them from our polluted culture. They’ll just bring it with them. I expected better from children in a Catholic school, having taught in one myself, but obviously I was wrong. What they hear on the outside, they bring inside the school.

I used to trust the kids in my Catholic school classroom if I had to step outside for a few minutes, and they never disappointed me.

But that was quite a few years ago, and our culture has not gotten better in the interim.

 

4 comments on “Catholic Kids Behaving Badly–Again

  1. The breakdown of society crosses all lines. If we examine the scandals and cover-ups that have plagued the Catholic Church, how can we expect our children who attend Catholic schools to have the moral high ground. These things must be attended to in the homes, and I fear that happens less and less these days.

  2. One cannot assume that the teacher was out of the classroom. From what I hear, the teacher may very well have brought this heavy metal cacophony to the class and not only allowed it to be played, but possibly have encouraged it. As you well know, to conform with the West’s fatal drive to multiculturism, some of our PC Christian pastors have begun preaching Chrislam, so it is only logical that Christian school teachers will have likewise veered off Christianity’s moral path.

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