Friday, April 28, 2006

Do Secular Programs Have a Place in a Catholic School?

The vast majority of parents who make great sacrifices to send their children to Catholic schools do so in order to provide their children with more than a purely secular education. They do so in the knowledge that a purely secular education does not address the totality of the human person as body AND soul. They do so in the confidence that there is more to reality and to man’s place in the world than a merely secular culture will admit or address.

Does it follow, then, that secular material has no place in a Catholic school? And in light of the current “safe environments” discussion, is it possible that secular “safety” curricula have no place in a Catholic school or religious education program? Primary Educators League
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