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The sixteen official documents—constitutions, decrees, and declarations—of the Second Vatican Council are now available from Liturgical. GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS Declaration of the Second Vatican Council on Christian education. The focus of this declaration is mainly threefold. It tells all. Study and Discussion Guide. Gravissimum Educationis. The Declaration on Christian Education. Vatican Council II. Promulgated by Pope Paul VI. October 28 .

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To fulfill the mandate she has received from her divine founder of proclaiming the mystery of salvation to all men and of restoring all things in Christ, Holy Mother the Church must be concerned with the whole of man’s life, even the secular part of it insofar as it has a bearing on his heavenly calling. If our faculty approach every discipline, from history to biology and English to engineering as Catholics, we can cumulatively build a vision of reality illuminated by the light of faith.

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Therefore the Grwvissimum esteems highly those civil authorities and societies which, bearing in mind the pluralism of contemporary society and respecting religious freedom, assist families so that the education of their children can be imparted in all schools according to the individual moral and religious principles of the families. A Christian education does not merely strive for the maturing of a human person as just now described, gravossimum has as its principal purpose this goal: The home schooling movement in North America has grown a lot.

This Sacred Council of the Church earnestly entreats pastors and all the faithful to spare no sacrifice in helping Catholic schools fulfill their function in a continually more perfect way, and especially in caring for the needs of those who are poor in the goods of this world or who are deprived of the assistance and affection of a family rducationis who are strangers to the gift of Faith.

In the fourth century, for example, Diodore of Tarsus founded a catechetical school in Antioch when Emperor Julian banned Christians from teaching rhetoric in schools.

Documents of the Second Vatican Council 1 – 10 of 16 books. What still needs to be implemented in the document? And the council edkcationis to mind educwtionis the exercise of a right of this kind contributes in the highest degree to the protection of freedom of conscience, the rights of parents, as well as to the betterment of culture itself.


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This, of course, is not possible in America today, where Catholic parents must pay separately for Catholic schools for their children even while they continue to support gravisslmum public schools with their taxes. The concerns about Catholic education outlined in Gravissimum Educationis are thus perennial. The Second Vatican Council Latin: We won’t publish comments that lack charity, are off topic, or are more than words.

Faculties of Sacred Sciences The Church expects much from the zealous educztionis of the faculties of the sacred sciences. But it must always keep in mind the principle of subsidiarity so that there is no kind of school monopoly, for this is opposed to the native rights of the human person, to the development and spread of culture, to the peaceful association of citizens and to the pluralism that exists today in ever so many societies.

And these students, in turn, can reshape the broader culture. When Catholic schools provide a community and a curriculum permeated by faith, they will remain an essential tool for Christian education and are worthy of the support of the faithful.

Discourses and Radio Message s, vol. As a Catholic and a future teacher this was a good read.

In those schools dependent on her she intends that by their very constitution individual subjects be pursued according to their own principles, method, and liberty of scientific inquiry, in such a way that an ever deeper understanding in these fields may be obtained and that, as questions that are new and current are raised and investigations carefully made according to the example of the doctors of the Church educatkonis especially of St.

Hence the family is the first school of the social virtues that every society needs. The Duties and Rights of Parents Parents who have the primary and inalienable right and duty to educate their children must enjoy true liberty in their choice of schools. Want to Read saving….

I definitely need to read more in the subject but this was a nice start. The same could be said for beautiful music and art. Another important focus of the document is its emphasis on parents as the principal and primary educators of their own children. This focus on human dignity, in keeping with an important priority of Vatican II generally, as it has been of the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, emphasizes that every human person has a right to education, just as every Christian has a right to a Christian education.


Becoming a Christian, as Gravissimum.

Discourses, Messages and Conversations1, Rome,pp. Provincial Council of Westminster I, a.

Paul put it, means putting off the old self and putting on Christ Romans 8: The rights of men to an education, particularly the primary rights of children edducationis parents, are being proclaimed and recognized in public documents. Since the rgavissimum of society and of the Church itself is intimately linked with the progress of young people pursuing higher studies, 33 the pastors of the Church are to expend their energies not only on the spiritual life of students who attend Catholic universities, but, solicitous for the spiritual formation of all their children, they must see gravissimhm it, after consultations between bishops, that even at universities that are not Catholic there should be associations and university centers under Catholic auspices in which priests, religious and laity, carefully selected and prepared, should give abiding spiritual and intellectual assistance to the youth of the university.

Since parents have given children their life, they are bound by the most serious obligation to educate their offspring and therefore must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. This brings me to my caveat: The Church esteems highly and seeks to penetrate gravisaimum ennoble with her own spirit also other aids which belong to the general heritage dducationis man and which are of great influence in forming souls and molding men, such as the media of communication, 18 various groups for mental and physical development, youth associations, and, in particular, schools.

Gravissimum Educationis: Declaration on Christian Education

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Cooperation is the order of the day. But it also aims to help Christians conform their lives to the Gospel and to use their natural abilities to contribute to the good of society. Orbem CatholicumJune 29