Archbishop reiterates that parents are primary educators of children

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep 1, 2010 / 12:04 pm (CNA).- This week the president of the Argentinean Bishops’ Committee on Catholic Education, Archbishop Hector Aguer, reminded parents that they cannot renounce their responsibility for both the moral and religious education of their children. It is in the home, he emphasized, where children must learn the faith.

“The role of the family must never be slighted, and this is something in today’s culture … that we must diligently look after, because without the role of the family, education is not complete,” the archbishop said.

He also recalled that parents cannot leave the education of their children completely in the hands of the schools, adding, “It is essential that parents are involved in educational process.”

For this reason, Archbishop Aguer warned against some government educational programs that do not respect the moral, religious and philosophical convictions of families.

Archbishop denounces post-Christian paganism of Christian societies

La Plata, Argentina, Aug 9, 2010 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- The “post-Christian paganism fervently practiced by people who call themselves Christian,” is what makes people oblivious to the increasing inhumanity of society, said Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina in a recent homily.

During an August 4 Mass at the archdiocesan seminary, the archbishop warned of a “common slip-up today” which consists of “being concerned about the social, cultural and political consequences of the faith, without asking oneself about the truth and credibility of the faith – which is taken as a given.”

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