EDITORIAL

Parental Rights in Peru

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It’s no secret that parental rights are currently under attack in many communities nationwide. This is being done by politicians, teachers and school board members who are intent on educating young people according to their own warped ideologies. Increasingly, however, parents are courageously standing up in opposition to these state-sponsored efforts at brainwashing their children, and are taking back a right that is theirs and theirs alone.
As it says in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute. The right and the duty of parents to educate their children are primordial and inalienable.” (CCC, 2221) Here, our civil leaders should take a lesson from the Congress of Peru, which only a few days ago passed a bill supporting the rights of parents to educate their children according to their own values and moral principles. According to the National Catholic Register, Article 3 of the bill “provides for the participation of parents in the process of preparing the content of educational materials, texts and resources.”
We need to pray that someday, in the near future, our Congress will pass a bill like this one, out of respect for God-given parental rights, and out of concern for the intellectual, moral and spiritual development of our children.

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