Catholic Church and Education

Church Documents Important in Understanding Catholic Education

  1. Casti Connubii: Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on Christian Marriage
  2. Aeterni Patris: Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII on the Restoration of Christian Philosophy
  3. Spectata Fides: Encylical of Pope Leo XIII on Christian Education
  4. Magni Nobis: Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII on the Catholic University of America
  5. Rappresentanti in terra: (Italian) On Christian Education Pius XI
  6. Divini Illius Magistri: Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on Christian Education
  7. The Catholic School: The Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education
  8. Sapientia Christiana: Apostolic Constitution of the Supreme Pontiff Pope John Paul II
  9. Lay Catholics in School - Witnesses to the Faith: The Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education
  10. Gravissimum Educationis: Declaration on Christian Education Proclaimed by his Holiness Pope Paul VI
  11. The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School: Congregation for Catholic Education
  12. Ex Corde Ecclesiae:  Apostolic Constitution of the Supreme Pontiff John Paull II on Catholic Universities
  13. The Presence of the Church in the University and University Culture: Congregation for Catholic Education, Pontifical Council for the Laity, Pontifical Council for Culture
  14. The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium: Congregation for Catholic Education
  15. Consecrated Persons and their Mission in Schools: Congregation for Catholic Education
  16. Educating Together in Catholic Schools: A Shared Mission between Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful: Congregation for Catholic Education (of Seminaries and Educational Institutions)
  17. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Ed. Revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul

Catechism of the Catholic Church

(Index below is copied from this online index of the CCC Online, where you can click on the paragraph number and go directly to the page you need.)

  •     Education Christian education of children as a way of sanctification, 902
  •     in the Christian faith as a duty and an office, 1635, 1651, 1656-66, 2685
  •     of conscience, 1783-85
  •     cooperation of parents in education of their children, 2206
  •     effects and fruits of, 1839, 1917
  •     in the faith and consequences of neglecting it, 2125
  •     in freedom, 2370, 2526
  •     freedom to educate children in the faith and in die political community, 2211
  •     impediments to education of children, 1634
  •     marriage and the education of children, 1601, 1652, 2201
  •     parents as the first and principal educators of their children, 1653, 2206, 2372
  •     religious formation (see Formation)
  •     right and duty of parents to educate their children, 1653, 2221, 2223, 2372
  •     right to make education accessible, 1908, 1911
  •     right to receive a proper sexual, 2344
  •     See also Formation

See how the Rolling Acres School has developed its curriculum, here.