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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It further exhorts the sons of the Church to give their attention with generosity to the entire field of education, having especially in mind the need of extending very soon the benefits of a suitable education and training to everyone in all parts of the world.

We won’t publish comments that lack charity, are off topic, or are more than words. We encourage a lively and honest discussion of our content. Consequently it earnestly entreats all those who hold a position of public authority or who are in charge of education to see to it that youth is never deprived of this sacred right.

When the only distinctive features of a Catholic school are religion classes and school uniforms, however, they become an expensive version of the local public school. Inroughly half of Catholic school-age children in the United States attended Catholic parochial schools. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Today, this atmosphere animated by the Gospel is increasingly rarified. Want to Read saving…. Moral and Religious Education in all Schools Feeling very keenly the weighty responsibility of diligently caring for the moral and religious education of all her children, the Church must be present with her own special affection and help for the great number who are being trained in schools that are not Catholic.

The sacred synod earnestly entreats young people themselves to become aware of the importance of the work of education and to prepare themselves to take it up, especially where because of a shortage of teachers the education of youth is in jeopardy. Sheilla Marie added it Nov 05, Coordination to be Fostered in Scholastic Matters 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.


Intimately linked in charity to one another and to their students and endowed with an apostolic spirit, may teachers by their life as much as by their instruction bear witness to Christ, the unique Teacher. No less than other schools does the Catholic school pursue cultural goals and the human formation of youth.

The problem of loss of Catholic identity in Catholic higher education is really not a problem of education at all, but rather of a practical abandonment of the principles of the Catholic faith.

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Gravissimum Educationis (Declaration on Christian Education)

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And the pool of potential students may also be shrinking. Different Types of Catholic Schools To this concept of a Catholic school all schools that are in any way dependent on the Church must conform as far as possible, though the Catholic school is to take on different forms graviissimum keeping with local circumstances.

The same could be said for beautiful music and art. This brings me to my caveat: To this concept of a Catholic school all schools that are in any way dependent on the Church must conform as far as possible, though the Catholic school is to take on different forms in keeping with local circumstances.

This gravissium 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.

Comprehensive for a short one, it addressed the importance of Catholic education in all levels and the involvement of society as a whole. Allocution to fathers of French families, Sept. The Second Vatican Council Latin: Documents of the Second Vatican Council 1 – 10 of 16 books.

Gravissimum Educationis: Declaration on Christian Education

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 educations and principal educators. Therefore the Church esteems highly those civil authorities and societies which, bearing in mind the pluralism of contemporary educatlonis 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.


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Today, according to a recent study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, less than a quarter of adult Catholics of the Millennial generation have attended a Catholic primary school at some point in their education.

The Church esteems highly and seeks to penetrate and ennoble with her own spirit also other aids which belong to the general heritage of man and which are of great influence in forming souls and molding men, such educations the media of communication, 18 various groups for mental and physical development, youth associations, and, in particular, schools.

This is one of the reasons the Church built such magnificent churches during the Renaissance. Inthere were 1. A Christian worldview is no longer the consensus that informs our culture.

A Christian education does not merely strive for the maturing of a human person as just now described, but has as its principal purpose this goal: Finally, in a special way, the duty of educating belongs to the Church, not merely because she must be recognized as a human society capable of educating, but especially because she has the responsibility of announcing the way of salvation to all men, of communicating the life of Christ to those who believe, and, in her unfailing solicitude, of assisting men to be able to come to the gravssimum of this life.

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Therefore ecclesiastical faculties should reappraise their own laws so that they can better promote the sacred sciences and those linked with gravissiumm and, by employing up-to-date methods and aids, lead their students to more penetrating inquiry. Faculties of Sacred Sciences The Church expects much from the zealous endeavors of the faculties of the sacred sciences.