Religion has contributed in the shaping of a child's character formation. When I was younger and brought up in the Roman Catholic faith and taught in a Christian school our parish priest often presided over the masses and in some cases over our Christian education classes. He was a good man, a bit overbearing as some parental figures can be but he taught us many great things about Jesus' teachings and the unconditional love of Mary.
How about you? Who guided you through your Christian or Catholic upbringing?