Category Archives: evangelization

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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Aparecida 334: Christian Humanism

Humanism gets a bad name in some Christian circles, but looking to the very basics of who we are isn’t a bad thing at all:   334. In its schools the Church is called to promote an education centered on … Continue reading

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Aparecida 332-333: A Constellation of Complete Values

An educator is tasked with high ideals: 332. When we speak of a Christian education, therefore, we understand that the teacher is educating toward a project of a human being in whom Jesus Christ dwells with the transforming power of … Continue reading

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Aparecida 331: Catholic Educational Institutions

This brief paragraph kicks off a subsection that deals with Catholic educational institutions.┬áThe Aparecida bishops begin here with a succinct statement on the mission of the Church: 331. The primary mission of the Church is to announce the Gospel in … Continue reading

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Aparecida 328-330: Catholic Education

The last theme of Chapter Six, The Formative Itinerary of Missionary Disciples (begun at paragraph #240) is Catholic Education. We’ll look at these sections through #346 to cover the topic. In this post, the Aparecida bishops introduce the issue: 328. … Continue reading

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Aparecida 326-327: Ongoing, Permanent Formation

Many Catholic commentators have spoken often these days about ongoing formation and the problem with the graduation model. Lamentably, clergy can be star exhibits on how to treat a sacrament as a graduation event. The Aparecida bishops seem to be … Continue reading

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