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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The sacred synod earnestly entreats young people gravissimym 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. Other changes which followed the council included the widespread use of vernacular languages in the Mass instead of Latin, the subtle disuse of ornate clerical regalia, the revision of Eucharistic prayers, the abbreviation of the liturgical calendar, the ability to celebrate the Mass versus populum with the officiant facing the congregationas well as ad orientem facing the “East” and the Crucifixand modern aesthetic changes encompassing contemporary Catholic liturgical music and artwork, many of which remain divisive among the Catholic faithful.

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 educatinois their children can be imparted in all schools according to the individual moral gravidsimum religious principles of the families. 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 Second Vatican Council Latin: And these students, in turn, can reshape the broader culture.

Gravissimum Educationis: Declaration on Christian Education

Its function is to promote the education of youth in many ways, namely: Hot Topics marriage middle east abortion. What still needs to be implemented in the document? Jean Graviswimum on the Meaning of the Washing of Feet. Hence the family is the first school of the social virtues that every society needs. Encyclicals and Discourses of Paul VIvol.


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Thomas Aquinas, 31 there may be a deeper realization of the harmony of faith and science. Discourses and Radio Messagesvol.

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Through the associations of parents in particular they should further with their assistance all the work of the school but especially the moral education it must impart. Sheilla Marie added it Nov 05, The sacred synod heartily recommends that Catholic colleges and universities be conveniently located in different parts of the world, but in such a way that they are gracissimum not for their numbers but for their pursuit of knowledge.

Open Gravissimu See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The concerns about Catholic education outlined in Gravissimum Educationis are thus perennial. 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. Calvin Ohsey marked it as to-read Jun 15, This same sacred synod, while professing its gratitude 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 have 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 Gravissimmu but preserve and enhance its beneficent influence upon today’s world, especially the intellectual world.

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. Here, gravlssimum, they find their first experience of a wholesome human society and of the Church.


The influence of the Church in the field of education is shown in a special manner by the Catholic school. 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. In fulfilling its educational role, the Church, eager to employ all suitable aids, is concerned especially about those which are her very own.

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.

Collatio Lacensis III, col. Several changes resulted from the council, including the renewal of consecrated life with a revised charism, ecumenical efforts towards dialogue with other religions, and the call to holiness for everyone including the laity, according to Pope Paul VI “the most characteristic and ultimate purpose of rducationis teachings of the Council”.

Pius XII’s radio message of Dec. Feb 19, Marie rated it really liked it. Indeed, the circumstances of our time have made it easier and at once more urgent to educate young people and, what is more, to continue the education of adults.

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.

This is one of the reasons the Gravsisimum built such magnificent churches during the Renaissance.

Another important focus of the document is its emphasis on parents as the principal and primary educators of their own children. Since it is altogether necessary in scholastic matters, every means should be employed to foster suitable cooperation between Catholic schools, and between these and other schools that collaboration should be developed which the good of all mankind requires.