Interestingly several readers have made similar points already:
One of the more successful adult religious programs to come out of the School of Theology of the University of the South is “remedial Sunday School”. I posit from the polls which claim that self-identified Roman Catholics display little familiarity with Church teachings that the Roman Catholic Sunday Schools have been about as effective as those of the Episcopal Church in teaching what the Church and Christianity are about. The Roman Catholic Missals I’ve seen are kind of light in the catechism department — are there even catechists left? Root rot.
Me Of course, I’m not throwing stones here as plenty of Jews have similar problems, including me.