Education

C.S. Lewis Explains How Governments Create ‘Tame Human Animals’

“The modern State exists not to protect our rights but to do us good or make us good – anyway, ...
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Catholic Schools Need Catholic Standards

Catholic education’s road to renewal will be paved with genuine Catholic standards, resting on the solid foundation of Catholic teaching ...
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Advice to Parents Worried About Common Core: ‘Get Actively Involved’

Dr. Dan Guernsey, director of K-12 Programs at The Cardinal Newman Society, offered advice to the parents of children in ...
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For Catholic Schools to Survive, Their Catholicity Must Thrive

As evidenced by the success of many faithful Catholic schools today, I believe that the only path forward for schools ...
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Meeting Point Sex Ed Program Not Ready for Catholic Schools

Although The Cardinal Newman Society does not formally review educational materials, we have taken a close look at this program ...
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An Open Letter to Catholic Educators

Some day we parents will also be among the “cloud of witnesses,” and for your courage, love, faithfulness and perseverance ...
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What Christian Education is Not

A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed. ∼ ...
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Five Essential Marks of Catholic Schools by ARCHBISHOP J. MICHAEL MILLER, CSB

Papal interventions and Roman documents repeatedly emphasize that certain characteristics must be present for a school to be considered authentically ...
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Transmitting the Catholic Faith: The Vocation of a High School Religion Teacher

To teach the Catholic faith, on any level, is a calling from God, a calling that requires our generous response ...
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Preparing Children for their First Holy Communion

Requirements for First Holy Communion First Holy Communion The Church of St. Agnes Prayers

Preparing Children for the Sacrament of Penance

How to Make a Good Confession 1. Begin with a good examination of conscience - (see below) Think about all ...
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Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation Pre-Requisite Knowledge Saint Agnes Catholic Church – CCD Program Ten Commandments Ability to name the Ten Commandments including an ...
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Your Child’s Innocence May Be In Danger!

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS ADOPTS THE TALKING ABOUT TOUCHING PROGRAM The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis ...
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Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Mandates “Talking about Touching”

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has now mandated one of the most controversial “safe touch” programs in existence ...
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Parents Beware! Virtus “Protecting God’s Children” program

In 2002, as a response to the tragic sex abuse scandal, the United States Bishops came forth with a document ...
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“To make sure we really protect children, we need answers”, says Bishop Robert Vasa

Bishop Robert Vasa 10/06/2005 Bend,Oregon — "...The next topic is one that I bring up only with great reluctance for ...
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Important Points Concerning the Virtus/Safe Environment Program and “The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality”

1. It is defined by its producers as not involving sex education. The Virtus/Safe Environment program involves education under Webster’s ...
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Recommended Books Defending Belief in God and Answering the “New Atheists”

Anthony Flew, There is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. Timothy Keller, The Reason for ...
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Recommended Books on Catholic Apologetics

Apologetics, Msgr.Paul J. Glenn. Catholic Apologetics Today: Answers to Modern Critics, Fr.William G. Most. Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Peter Kreeft ...
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Educating Children in the Faith by Bill and Marian Bacik

by Bill and Marian Bacik Parents have an obligation to rear and educate their children but it is vital for ...
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How Public Schools Have Changed

by Phyllis Schlafly Eagle Forum Aug. 17, 2005 Parents are on the warpath about the way 63,000 public schools ...
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TEN GOOD REASONS TO OPPOSE PUBLIC SCHOOL SEX EDUCATION

  1. The primary teachers of children are their parents. It is their right and responsibility to teach sexual morality to ...
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Parents Object to this Method of Teaching

Parents Ask... Question: My child was in a religion class recently where they were asked to weigh out the consequences ...
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Parents Outcry Against School Requiring Pornographic Reading Material!

A Letter from Catholic Parents in Minnesota Parents Ask... We're dealing with an issue at our child’s Catholic high school ...
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Recommended Texts on Moral Theology for High School Students

Frederick J.Blonigen I. Recommended texts on moral theology for high school students: Fernandez, Aurelio, and James Socias, Our Moral Life ...
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Catechism Committee reports on “grave concerns” about high school catechisms defective in presenting Church teachings

Catechisms: Progress and Defects Catechism Committee reports on National Adult Catechism progress - and "grave concerns" about high school catechisms ...
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PASSING ON THE FAITH: A RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM THAT WORKS

by Sr. Marianne Alpha, C.V. With the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there is a greater emphasis ...
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Catholic Parents vs The Benziger Sex Education Program

INTRODUCTION We are a group of committed Catholic parents who in the spring of 2003 attempted to get the Read More

Harcourt sex education: “Growing in Love (2) “

Growing in Love (GIL) elementary school sex education program is being promoted in a number of U.S. dioceses. Human Life ...
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A Concerned Parent Addresses the Dangers of the “Growing in Love” Curriculum

“Growing in Love” curriculum The following is a presentation one concerned parent gave to many members of her parish and ...
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Sex Education – You Can Say No

"It is recommended that parents associate with other parents, not only in order to protect, maintain or fill out their ...
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Harcourt religion series: “Walking By Faith”

Harcourt Religion Publishers "Walking by Faith" Second and Fifth Grade Religion Texts Principal Program Consultants: Rev. Terry M Odien, MA ...
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Silver Burdett religion series: “This Is Our Faith”

"This Is Our Faith", published by Silver Burdett Ginn, Inc., Parsippany, NJ Second, Fifth and Sixth Grade Texts Reviewed by: ...
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A Comparison of 2 Sixth Grade Texts: Ignatius Press – Faith and Life Series: “Following Christ” & William H. Sadlier – Coming to Faith Series: “Coming to Gods Word”

Following Christ, Faith and Life Series, Revised Edition, Book (grade) 6. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2004. Coming to God’s Word, ...
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Recommended Books on Catholicism

Catechism of the Catholic Church The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Fr.John Hardon, S.J. Fundamentals of Catholicism, 3 Vols., Fr.Kenneth ...
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Sadlier religion series: “Coming To Faith”

"Coming To Faith", published by William H. Sadlier Inc., New York, NY Second Grade Text: "Coming to Jesus" & Fifth ...
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Harcourt religion series: “Call to Faith”

Commentary on Call To Faith Published by Harcourt Religion Publishers, Orlando, FL -A Division of Houghton-Mifflin Publishing- Parish Elementary School ...
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Questioning the Texts

By Thomas A. Szyszkiewicz The US bishops' review of catechetical materials has yielded some improvements, but fundamental problems remain unsolved ...
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Looking for a Catholic Grade School?

Sometimes this can be very overwhelming. Here are some guidelines to have in mind when you are looking for a ...
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Catechisms & Big Business

There is some controversy surrounding the recent purchase of Saxon Math by Harcourt since Harcourt is a supporter of Planned ...
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Does Sex Ed Undermine Parental Rights?

Unless a broader parental opt out is added, New York City’s new policies will continue to usurp parents’ just (and ...
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The International Baccalaureate Program Proves Problematic

The International Baccalaureate program proves problematic because it proposes a philosophy and epistemology that is, in fact, counter to ...
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A Parent’s Guide: Teaching the Truth & Meaning of Human Sexuality. FEATURED ON EWTN!

A Parent's Guide is a dynamic, one hour video produced by Catholic Parents OnLine featuring parents, grandparents, educators, and members ...
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Recommended Books on Islam

The Bible and the Qur’an, Jacques Jomier,O.P. Islam at the Crossroads: Understanding Its Beliefs, History, and Conflicts, Paul Marshall, Roberta ...
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Recommended Books on Theology and Science

The Wonder of the World: A Journey from Modern Science to the Mind of God, Roy Abraham Varghese. The Road ...
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Religious Education, “Sex Education” & Reviews

EXCELLENT - WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS.
  • To read words of praise for the "Faith and Life" Series ...
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Recommended Classics of Catholic Spirituality

St. Augustine, Confessions The Cloud of Unknowing The Little Flowers of St. Francis Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love ...
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Recommended Books on Natural Law

St.Thomas Aquinas, Treatise on Law C.S.Lewis, The Abolition of Man Charles Rice, 50 Questions on the Natural Law Heinrich Rommen, ...
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Unicef Halloween Box Donations Used To Fund Pro-Abortion Activism

NEW YORK, NY, October 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) - "Parents would be scandalized to know UNICEF actively promotes abortion and sexual ...
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US Bishop Aquila Warns Catholic Pro-Abortion Politicians They “Risk the Possibility of Hell”

www.lifesite.net FARGO, ND, May 7, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The scandal of U.S. Catholic pro-abortion politicians defying Catholic teaching and ...
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Recommended Books on the Holy Eucharist

On the Eucharist in its Relationship to the Church, encyclical, Pope John Paul II, April 17, 2003. God is Near ...
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Recommended Books and Documents on Sacred Scripture

Providentissimus Deus (The Study of Sacred Scripture), encyclical, Nov.18, 1893, Pope Leo XIII. Divino Afflante Spiritu (Promotion of Biblical Studies), ...
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Recommended Books by Pope Benedict XVI

Introduction to Christianity Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions God is Near Us: The Eucharist, The Heart of ...
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Looking for a Catholic High School?

The October, 1999 issue of The Catholic Servant, listed some excellent questions for parents to ask before selecting the best ...
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Recommended Books on Clerical Celibacy

The Apostolic Origins of Priestly Celibacy, Christian Cochini, S.J. Clerical Celibacy in East and West, Roman Cholij The Case of ...
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Speaking to Children about Abortion

by Father Frank Pavone At the start of the homily, I asked for a volunteer from among the youngest, smallest ...
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May 2003: Review of The First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in a Post-Christian World; and The New Anti-Catholicism: the Last Acceptable Prejudice.

The First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in a Post-Christian World by Russell Hittinger. Over the past several decades there ...
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June 2002: Review of Good Bye, Good Men and Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church.

Two recent books should be on your “must read” list for this summer. The first is Michael Rose’s Goodbye, Good ...
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February 2002: Review of Christianity on Trial: Arguments Against Anti-Religious Bigotry.

In this time of rampant political correctness and hypersensitivity to every kind of discrimination (real or imagined), anti-Christian bigotry is ...
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