International Catholic Journal of Education


The Catholic School (1977)

Catholic Education and principles of openess

Gerald Grace. KSG

As I have argued elsewhere (Grace 2016b) the ‘aggiornamento thinking’ about Catholic education made itself apparent in The Catholic School (CS) publication of 1977 from the Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome. This document powerfully expressed a new spirit which it was hoped would characterise Catholic education internationally in the era of late modernity. Influenced by the Second Vatican Council’s call for more openness to the wider world, The Catholic School proclamation may be seen as the foundation chapter or universal mission statement for Catholic schooling…

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