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Christianity has always known that living in this world is going to be a battle. That's why the sacrament of Confirmation makes you a "soldier of Jesus Christ". What is more, it has become more and more clear that those on the other side of the battle know that this is a spiritual battle, justifying spiritual warfare.
Raising Catholic children is like one long boot camp to get them battle ready before setting them loose on the world.
Every worldly soldier knows what lies before him before he walks onto the battlefield. Our spiritual warriors should be just as prepared before they leave home to face the world.
Catholic children have an advantage over their peers at gaining happiness as adults while making far fewer mistakes and contributing more to society at large.
When pondering what makes the best kind of student, employee, or professional, similar qualities come to mind. They are content, willing, and helpful. Consider this...
What kind of person do you want as your neighbor, boss, or caretaker? Someone who is virtuous, reasonable, and prudent? Yes, yes, and yes.
Catholic children grow into these types of adults by the very nature of the way they are raised. They are people who are content and willing to help others. They are virtuous and reasonable.
It was no mistake the greatest civilization the world has ever seen was built by people from Catholic families, people who had Catholic values and beliefs. To read more on the specifics of how Catholic children are raised instilled with qualities that we all admire, click here...