Rationale “Teachers in Catholic schools, then, are in a most privileged position. It is they who can provide vital guidance and support to parents and students, and instil in them a sense of the Gospel challenge to acknowledge God’s integral place in their lives – to believe in [his] Word. This challenge demands certain essential qualities. It requires careful preparation, a facility for reflection, and a constant readiness for professional renewal and conversion of heart. Such teachers bring to their task an extraordinary giftedness and a profound sense of mission which significantly impact on their school communities, on their students and on their own effectiveness.” Religious Curriculum Primary Catholic schools in Sydney like all Australian Schools, are
I want to be a confirmed Catholic because I want to be closer to God. In order to do this I have to know these following things; benefits of the sacraments, why mass is important, practicing prayer & the rosary, magisterium of the church, the value of the church’s teachings through example, following the Ten Commandments and learning from the gospels. In knowing these things I am preparing myself to receive the Holy Spirit and continue my living my life the way God wanted me to. There are many benefits in receiving the seven sacraments. Baptism is the first of the sacraments that you should receive as a baby.
To further ascertain how Religious Education in its various forms within the Catholic school can be understood as providing opportunities for evangelisation’ ‘catechesis’ and ‘religious instruction’ it is necessary to examine Roman and local church documents in light of the RE curriculum. To begin with the 1997 document issued by the Church states the relationship between the Catholic School and the mission of the church. It defines the task of the school as: “fundamentally a synthesis of culture and faith, and a synthesis of faith and life: the first is reached by integrating all the different aspects of human knowledge through the subjects taught, in the light of the gospel; the second in the growth of the virtues characteristic of the Christian.” Catechism of the Catholic Church defines the term ‘evangelization’ as “The proclamation of Christ and his Gospel by word and the testimony of life, in fulfilment of Christ’s command.” (CCC, 905). Secondly, the definition of Catechesis, contained in the Prologue of the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “Catechesis is the education of children, young people and adults in
Godparentage is ubiquitous and derives from Catholic tradition. The parents and child create a strong bond with a friend or acquaintance in order for a childs babtism to be sponserd. These individuals have ritual obligations toward one another and address each other with gender-specific
This is a total myth. While it is true that religion is part of the curriculum, and every student must take religion as a class, it is very generalized, with the emphasis being on morality, and values, encouraging students to be accepting of others, to know the difference between right and wrong and commit themselves to serve as positive role models for others. There are five distinct reasons that explain why Catholic schools educate our children better than public schools. 1. High expectations for academic achievement.
The Challenge of Secularism After reading Nicole’s story, I think the main difference between those students attending a Catholic school and the students attending a public school is the desire to be educated. The students who attend Catholic schools want to learn more about their religion as well as other religions to get a better understanding of who they are and who they want to be. In addition, they learn about God and Christianity and grow an appreciation for their faith. This point is supported by young people’s spiritual needs. These needs are displayed through their, “continuing interests in morals and ethnic concerns, and questioning concerning the quest for truth and meaning in life,” (21).
Those in favour also argue that religion in schools prevents the students from socializing with other peers. However Christian schools encourage students to have more positive peer influences. Students hence socialize with peers who give them a more positive influence. Therefore, this allows students focus on their education,
They consider how society is organised and as mentioned in the above quote look at economic, political and social issues. In later years the environment and advancement in technology and communications have become new and important issues. The thoughts expressed in Catholic Social teaching consist of ‘a set of principles and guidelines which have emerged over the centuries as Christians tried to work out in practice how best to put into practice the virtues of love, justice and solidarity.’ They present not only a vision of a just society, but also suggest ways in which a just society can be achieved. The values and principles expressed in Catholic Social Teaching are grounded in Christian scripture and the Church’s lived tradition. The Modern era of Catholic Social Teaching begins with Rerum Novarum.
God’s Word makes it very clear (Psalm 127:3) that children are a gift and blessing from Him. With each gift comes the responsibility of stewardship and our duty to be found faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2). This blessing is enhanced when parents use Scripture and the Holy Spirit’s guidance to provide strength, direction, and correction for their children (Proverbs 29:17). Most researchers believe that parent discipline practices are absolutely vital in the socialization and development of children. (Pinderhughes, Dodge, Bates, Pettit, and Zelli, 2000).
Something that all religions have in common is that they all believe they are doing the duties of their one God to better each other in the long-run. They all have a sense of community and with that, it provides them with group cohesion and an identity, this is how rituals and traditions have been passed down for centuries from one generation to the next. During this semester I have learned that a religion can; define you, physically be you and can affect someone's way of living. In the Catholic faith, there are many ways I can relate to the teaching and the effects because I've been taught about it since I started school. Catholics are also known as Christians, who believe that “Jesus Christ” is the Son of God.