Category Archives: 2007 Aparecida document

Aparecida 341-342: Catholic Higher Education

With this post we move from schools for children and teens to Universities and advanced institutes of Catholic education. Universities have a few more connecting threads to the larger culture than schools for children, which usually only reach into the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 340: The Role of the State In Education

State guarantee, a plus: 340. Because of its significance and scope, this non-transferable right, which entails an obligation and expresses the freedom of the family in the realm of education, must be firmly guaranteed by the state. State funding, a … Continue reading

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Aparecida 339: Freedom of Education

Which preposition fits better: of or for? 339. Freedom of education is an unrelinquishable principle for the Church. Broad exercise of the right to education in turn requires, as a condition for its authentic realization, the full freedom that ought … Continue reading

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Aparecida 338: Comprehensive Discipleship

Some details on schools: 338. Our proposal is that in Catholic institutions education in faith be comprehensive and across the curriculum, taking into account the formation process for encountering Christ and for living as his disciples and missionaries and introducing … Continue reading

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Aparecida 337: Schools And Missionary Impulse

Would parents get nervous the point is not to get their kids into college, but to make them missionaries in the world? And that parental participation in that mission is also key? 337. Catholic schools are called to deep renewal. … Continue reading

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Aparecida 336: Encounter With The Living Christ

It could be a mission statement, and why would one want to spend time thinking of something else: 336. Therefore, the goal that the Catholic school sets for itself is to lead children and youth to the encounter with the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 335: Christ, Foundation of Catholic Schools

If only this were true: 335. Thus we are in a position to affirm that in the educational project of the Catholic school, Christ, Perfect Man, is the foundation in whom all human values encounter their full realization, and accordingly … Continue reading

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