Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS, 06-16-14
Posted on 06/16/2014 6:43:52 AM PDT by Salvation
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Declaration of the Second Vatican Council on Christian education. The focus of this declaration is mainly threefold. It tells all Christians that they have a right to a Christian education; it reminds parents that they have the primary duty and right to teach their children; and it warns believers of the danger of state monopoly in education. Catholic schools on every academic level, including universities, are encouraged, their teachers praised, and the right of the Church to conduct educational "institutions under their control" is defended (October 28, 1965).
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I knew that a Catholic education was recommended, but I did not know of the grave warning about the warning about state education being dangerous.
Obviously it is!
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When I taught religious ed for the government school kids it was incredibly sad. It is really a disservice to all of them. They are in a secular setting and not getting the great history of western civilization that makes the world make sense.
To me it's far more then the actual Bible and CCC, they miss the rich history of music, literature, art etc that is in existence because of the Catholic Church.
If I had it to do over again, I would send my children to Catholic School.
Lord, forgive me, I did the best I could at the time.
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