Holy See's Teaching on Catholic Education

At a conference at Catholic University in 2005, Archbishop J. Michael Miller, who was then the Vatican's Secretary to the Congregation for Catholic Education (and therefore the man responsible for Catholic education around the world) distilled for his audience the Church's teachings on Catholic education. So well received were his remarks -- and so important -- that Solidarity Association, which sponsored the conference, asked Archbishop Miller to expand his themes into this small book: The Holy See's Teaching on Catholic Education. Here, after a preliminary statistical look at the state of Catholic education in America, Archbishop Miller explains the Church’s position on parental and governmental rights and obligations in education. Then he lists and explains the five marks of all good Catholic schools — marks which serve as standards by which to judge a school’s Catholic identity and as goals for schools that seek to educate their students as the Church wants them to be educated.  Purchase a copy here.