In this sermon, Father Robinson discusses Motherhood, in relation to our Divine Mother, and the parents duty to properly raise and educate their children.
In 1994 the Swiss carried out a survey to determine whether a person’s religion carried through to the next generation, and if so, why, or if not, why not. They found that the religious practice of the father of the family determines the future church attendance or non-attendance of the children.
If both father and mother attend regularly, 33% of their children will end up as regular churchgoers, and 41% will end up attending irregularly. Only a 1/4 of their children will end up not practicing at all. If the father is irregular and mother regular, only 3% of the children will subsequently become regulars themselves, while a further 59% will become irregulars. 38% will be lost. If the father is non-practicing and mother regular, only 2% of children will become regular worshippers, and 37% will attend irregularly. Over 60% of their children will be lost completely to the church.
What is most startling is when the father is regular but the mother irregular the percentage of children becoming regular goes up from 33% to 38%! When the father is regular but the mother non-practicing their children's regular attendance goes up further still, to 44%!