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INSTRUCTION, PARENTAL

The duty of parents to instruct their children in the faith, a grave obligation. It follows from the responsibility that parents assume when they bring children into the world. Once conceived and born, the children have a right to adequate knowledge of the means of salvation.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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