GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS PDF
Gravissimum Educationis (Declaration on Christian Education) is a declaration released during the Second Vatican Council in that primarily addresses. Study and Discussion Guide. Gravissimum Educationis. The Declaration on Christian Education. Vatican Council II. Promulgated by Pope Paul VI. October 28 . 14 Jul The Second Vatican Council’s ninth document was the Declaration on Christian Education (Gravissimum Educationis), issued on October
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Since the destiny 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 to 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.
Coordination to be Fostered in Scholastic Matters Cooperation is the order of the day. What is the prospect for Catholic higher education? Therefore in every university let the various faculties work mutually to this end, insofar as their goal will permit. Discourses and Radio Messages15, pp. The Importance of Schools Among all educational instruments the school has a special importance. Parents are the ones who must create a family atmosphere animated by love and respect for God and man, in which the well-rounded personal and social education of children is fostered.
Parents who have the primary and inalienable right and duty to educate their children must enjoy true liberty in their choice of schools. Provincial Council of Westminster I, a.
Thomas Aquinas, 31 there may be a deeper realization of the harmony of faith and science. Networking means creating spaces for encounter and dialogue within educational institutions, and encouraging similar spaces outside our institutions, with people of other cultures, other traditions and different religions, so that a Christian humanism can consider the overall reality of humanity today.
The work before you, with the support you give to innovative educational projects, must respect three essential criteria in order to be effective: This is the sure beacon that must shed light on every enterprise of study, research and education.
This vocation demands special qualities of mind and heart, very careful preparation, and continuing readiness to renew and to adapt. Though his thoughts are generally unimpressive, he still seeks to write and understand truth.
How do you see its future? This should be reflected in all levels of education from elementary schools to the highest universities. To fulfil your mission, therefore, you must lay its foundations educztionis a way consistent with our Christian identity; establish means appropriate for the quality of study and research; and pursue goals in harmony with service to the common good.
The Church expects much from the zealous endeavors of the faculties of the sacred sciences. 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. To this end, I should like to offer you some suggestions:.
Catholic Schools The influence of the Church in the field of education is shown in a special manner by the Catholic school. Above all are to be consulted the Acts and Documents of the Second Vatican Council appearing in the first series of the ante-preparatrory phase. The sacred synod heartily recommends that Catholic colleges and gravossimum be conveniently located in different parts of sducationis world, but in such a way that they are outstanding not for their numbers but for their pursuit of knowledge.
It is particularly in the Christian family, enriched by the grace and office of the sacrament of matrimony, that children should be taught from their early years to have a knowledge of God according to the faith received in Baptism, to worship Him, and eduxationis love their neighbor.
The Meaning of the Universal Right to an Education All men of every race, condition and age, since they enjoy the dignity of a human being, have an inalienable right to an education 5 that is in keeping with their ultimate goal, 6 their ability, their sex, and the culture and tradition of their country, and also in harmony with their fraternal association eudcationis other peoples grsvissimum the fostering of true unity and peace on earth. To fulfill the mandate she has received from her divine founder of proclaiming the mystery of salvation to all men gravsisimum of restoring all things in Christ, Holy Mother the Church must be concerned with the whole of man’s life, even the secular part gracissimum it insofar as it has a bearing on his heavenly calling.
This is so important so as not to lose our roots! Only after establishing this primary responsibility of the parents in education does the document go on to speak of the responsibilities of the school, society, the state and even the Church for education. Christian Education Since all Christians have become by rebirth of water and the Holy Spirit a new creature 8 so that they should be called and should be children of God, they have a right to a Christian education.
Finally, it is through the family that they are gradually led to a companionship with their fellowmen and with the people of God.
Discourses and Radio Message s, vol. By this foundation, the Church renews her commitment to Catholic education in step with the historical gravissimuk of our time.
All men of every race, condition and age, since they enjoy the dignity of a human being, have an inalienable right to an education 5 that is in keeping with their ultimate goal, 6 their ability, their sex, and the culture and tradition of their country, and also in harmony with their fraternal association with other peoples in the fostering of true unity and peace on earth.
This is possible by the witness of the lives of those who teach and direct them, by the apostolic action of their fellow-students, 23 but especially by the ministry of priests and laymen who give them the doctrine of salvation in a way suited to their age and circumstances and provide spiritual aid in every way the times and conditions allow. The Council also reminds Catholic parents of the duty of entrusting their children to Catholic schools wherever and whenever it is possible and of supporting these schools to the best of their ability and of cooperating with them for the education of their children.
It is Zane’s great love of writing and of thinking that brought him to this site; he is truly a lover of wisdom. Let them do all they can to stimulate their students to act for themselves and even after graduation to continue to assist them with advice, friendship and by establishing special associations imbued with the true spirit of the Church.
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.
Pontifical Foundation Gravissimum Educationis
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 or who are strangers to the gift of Faith. 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, educationi as every Christian has a right to a Christian education.
The response is to be sought in developing and researching an integral ecology. You must be logged in to post a comment. The Duties and Rights of Parents Parents who have the primary and inalienable right and duty to gravvissimum their children must enjoy true liberty in their choice of schools.
Among all educational instruments the school has a special importance. Consequently, attempts are being made everywhere to promote more education. Between pupils of different talents and backgrounds it promotes friendly relations and fosters a spirit of mutual understanding; and it establishes as it were a center whose work and progress must be shared together by families, teachers, associations of various types that foster cultural, civic, and religious life, as well as by civil society and the entire human community.
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Summary Education is extremely important in the life of man and edcuationis it should be fostered by the Church. Discourses and Radio Messages14, p. Let them be given also, as they advance in years, a positive and prudent sexual education. And the council calls to mind that 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.
Since all Christians have become by rebirth of water and the Holy Spirit a new creature 8 so that they should be called and should be children of God, they have a right to a Christian education. Pius XI’s motu proprio. This, of course, is not possible in America today, where Catholic parents must pay separately gravissumum Catholic gravissiimum for their children even while they continue to support the public schools with their taxes.