The Church on Education

Magisterial Teaching on Catholic Education Today

On the present challenge of Catholic education
“The greatest challenge to Catholic education in the United States today, and the greatest contribution that authentically Catholic education can make to American culture, is to restore to that culture the conviction that… Read more

The Curriculum of a Classical and Christian Education

St. Augustine, Boethius, and others, Christianized the classical curriculum.  By the early middle-ages the so-called seven liberal arts were celebrated by the leading thinkers of Europe.  The trivium (grammar, rhetoric, dialectic) gave access to reality via linguistic signs; the quadrivium Read more

The Aims of Classical and Christian Education

As opposed to promoting a utilitarian, or vocational-based education, the ancient Greeks and Romans promoted a core curriculum of classical texts.  These great books introduced students to a common literary culture.  The great books were considered ‘great’ because they trained Read more