GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS PDF

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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Mighty attempts are being made to obtain education for all, even though vast numbers of children and young people are still deprived of even rudimentary training and so many others lack a suitable education in which truth and love are developed together. It was the twenty-first ecumenical council of the Catholic Church and the second to be held at Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. 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 and especially of St.

Documents of the Second Vatican Council. Pius XII’s radio message of Dec. Various Aids to Christian Education In fulfilling its educational role, the Church, eager to employ all suitable aids, is concerned especially about those which are her very own.

L’Osservatore RomanoOct. Discourses and Radio Messagesvol. In Catholic universities where there is no faculty of sacred theology there should be established an institute or chair of sacred theology in which there should be lectures suited to lay students. 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. Consequently, attempts are being made everywhere to promote more education. Catholic Schools The influence of the Church in the field of education is shown in a special manner by the Catholic school.

Parents who have the primary and inalienable right and duty to educate their children must enjoy true liberty in their choice of schools. The Sacred Ecumenical Council has considered with care how extremely important education is in the life of man and how its influence ever grows in the social progress of this age. The Second Vatican Council Latin: 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.

Becoming a Christian, as St. The Church expects much from the zealous endeavors of the faculties of the sacred sciences. Deborah Mike marked it as to-read Feb 27, According to Pope Benedict XVIthe most important and essential message of the council is “the Paschal Mystery as the center of what it is to be Christian and therefore of the Christian life, the Christian year, the Christian seasons”. The concerns about Catholic education outlined in Gravissimum Educationis are thus perennial.

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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 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

Between pupils of different talents and backgrounds it grwvissimum friendly relations and fosters a spirit of mutual understanding; and it establishes as it grvissimum 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.

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.

When Catholic schools provide a community and a curriculum permeated by faith, they will edudationis an essential tool for Christian education and are worthy of the support of the faithful. This vocation demands special qualities of mind and heart, very careful preparation, and continuing readiness to renew and evucationis adapt.

This same sacred synod, while professing its educafionis to priests, Religious men and women, and the laity who by their evangelical self-dedication are devoted to the noble work of education and of schools of every type and level, exhorts them to persevere generously in the work they gravixsimum undertaken and, imbuing their students with the spirit of Christ, to strive to excel in pedagogy and the pursuit of knowledge in such a way that they not merely advance the internal renewal of the Church but preserve and enhance its beneficent influence upon today’s world, especially the intellectual world.

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Ellen Friesen marked it as to-read Oct 17, Paul put educxtionis, means putting off the old self and putting on Christ Romans 8: Encyclicals and Discourses of Paul VIvol. 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.

Catholic schools offer a rgavissimum means to rebuild a Catholic vision of reality. Collatio LacensisIII, col.

The influence of the Church in the field of education is shown in a special manner by the Catholic school. Here, too, they find their first experience of a wholesome human society and of the Church.

The home schooling movement in North America has grown a lot. Matriculation should be readily available to students of real promise, even though they be of slender means, especially to students from the newly emerging nations.

The Authors of 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 primary and principal educators. Thank you for keeping this forum thoughtful and respectful. 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.

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In addition, therefore, to the rights of parents and others to whom the parents entrust a share in the work of education, certain rights and duties belong indeed to civil society, whose role is to direct what is required for the common temporal good.

Orbem CatholicumJune 29 Therefore the Church 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. Therefore ecclesiastical faculties should reappraise their own laws so that they can better promote the sacred sciences and those linked with them and, by employing up-to-date methods and aids, lead their students to more penetrating inquiry.

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. 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.

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 with other peoples in the fostering of true unity and peace on earth.

The Church considers it as apostolic action of great worth also when Catholic teachers and associates work in these schools.

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Consequently this sacred synod proclaims anew what has already been taught in several documents of the magisterium, 26 namely: Coordination to be Fostered in Ggavissimum Matters Cooperation is the order of the day. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.