“Do you have any questions I can answer for you before your Confirmation?” This is the standard question I ask my sophomores in high school to conclude their Confirmation interview. Typically, I get a quick “Nope, I don’t think so,” or “What time is rehearsal again?” But the young man sitting before me looked up seriously, “Well, yeah, actually, one small thing—Jesus is the Son of God, right? But he’s also God? I’m just a little confused by that whole thing.”
According to the most recent statistics on Catholic education from the National Catholic Education Association, fewer than 50% of Catholic grade school graduates go to Catholic high school or college. This means most Catholics end their formal faith education in eighth grade! Fortunately, there are a lot of great ways to study theology as an adult—even after our days in the classroom have ended.