Lopez: What’s the hardest thing to convey about faith to children?
Ficocelli: I think the hardest thing to convey about faith to our boys is that we don’t always understand God’s ways. Things don’t always turn out the way we would like.
Lopez: The most rewarding?
[Elizabeth] Ficocelli: But the most rewarding thing to convey to them is that we as parents are not the end-all, be-all. God is ultimately in charge and he has our best interest in mind. All we have to do is be obedient and trusting, discerning and courageous enough to follow where he is leading. When we do that, it is freeing and brings us true joy.
And they will never connect that unquestioning obedience, demanded by the Church, to the Church's fatal flaw, the structural problem that gave birth to monsters.