My girls are deep in the middle of catechism. We are not Catholic but using the Lutheran catechism that's been watered down a bit for young kids. They are learning an amazing amount of verses that they can hide away in their hearts for their future atheist college professors. ;) We are so proud of all the hard work they are doing every week. And the fact that they have to recite verses into a microphone alone is a big deal! It's a major time commitment. Like you have to be in sunday school every week which is hard! :) We like our sleep.
I watch parents get so involved in traveling teams and caught up in winning and bringing home medals and trophies. It makes me wonder if they would be just as proud of their kids learning about Jesus. If their son memorized a whole book in the bible would they be just as proud if they watched him hit his first home run? Jesus is forever yet sports are a tiny season of life.
I think they should learn both of course. Only because I'm a major extrovert and need my adult people. Finding that balance without losing your mind from driving every where is tough. When I find it I'll be sure to let you know. :) Just a few things on my mind lately.