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By Mark Haas, Catholic Exchange, Aug. 4, 2022

Mark Haas is a Catholic composer and speaker. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia, with his wife and their five original compositions. …


The Christian faith is currently in steep decline within Western society. This could, perhaps, coincide with the diminishing masculine roles among fathers within our culture. Fathers are often (unfairly) portrayed as oafs, who have little to say about their children about matters of faith and morals. Recent data suggests that fathers very much contribute to the spiritual future of their children. A father can teach their children to stay with the church simply by going to church on a regular basis. The numbers have demonstrated that if dad stays, the children stay. While it is certainly possible for only mom to raise children into a life of lasting faith, studies have shown that the heirloom of religion rests on the father. …

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