Homeschool is one of the great blasphemies against the ninety foot idol of the Leftist State. Anything that leads to free thinking, dissent or failing to conform to leftwing non-conformity is anathema to the Left. We won't even discuss things that point to God, Jesus Christ or holy living. That's why I've seen dozens of news stories all in a panic over the number of moms who are still home with their kids since Covid instead of going back into their cubicles and office jobs while their kids get raised by our fine government regulated daycare centers.
Therefore it shouldn't be surprising that Catholics who have thrown their lots in with the Left would share the same loathing and contempt for those who wish to teach their own children against things like the sacred right to mass exterminate undesirables by the tens of millions in order to sustain a drugs and porn culture of endless sex and abstract gentiles during the AIDS pandemic:
Of course the good Dan Conway might be interested to know that nobody I've ever talked to uses that as their reason for homeschooling. Reasons vary, though most are happy to point to the overwhelming statistical evidence that homeschooled children tend to outscore their public school counterparts in standardized testing and college admissions examinations. But why quibble?
Note, however, the standards they assume to be deal breakers: These homeschool kids aren't being taught to strive for success in the worldly sense, having neither the prestige of entering a high end ivy league university, nor climbing the upward ladder to economic success. Because being venerated by the world and achieving high positions of wealth and prosperity are what being a Christian is all about - at least according to these two Catholics.
For what it's worth, in our own home we've told our kids that going to a prestigious university or making tons of money aren't the most important things in life. An honest living, even flipping burgers, is better than a dishonest one. And wisdom, which is no longer imparted by most of our fine institutions of higher learning, is preferable to a degree based on values antithetical to the teachings of Christ. After all, the few score years in which we travel this sod are, at the end of the day, a blip on the eternal radar.
Of course this reminds me of all those liberal professors and students I knew in my college days in the 1980s. How many of them decried the evils of Reaganomics, and the horrible decade of greed and avarice in which we found ourselves! Yet I couldn't help but notice how many of them were fine with pining for the biggest homes, the finest cars, and the latest home entrainment centers and Jacuzzis (a big thing in the 80s).
It also reminds me what I've been saying. When the Left finally begins hunting down dissenters in full force, it will have plenty of card carrying Christians - including Catholics - joining the lynch mobs. If they don't actually join the hunt, you can bet they'll be more than happy to support it, as Christians have often done over the years when Satan issues the latest clarion call to help go after those believers over there.
At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed them to infants. Matthew 11.25