Day #175: Gravissimum Educationis 6-7

Today we continue our look at the Declaration on Christian Education.

Today we look at the rights of parents in choosing a school for their children (article 6) and the moral dimension to education (article 7).

Here are the footnotes:

20. Cf. Provincial Council of Cincinnati III, a. 1861: Collatio Lacensis, III, col. 1240, c/d; Pius XI’s encyclical letter, Divini Illius Magistri, 1, pp. 60, 63 ff.

21. Cf. Pius XI’s encyclical letter, Divini Illius Magistri, 1, p. 63; encyclical letter, Non Abbiamo Bisogno, June 29, 1931: A.A.S. 23 (1931) p. 305, Pius XII’s letter from the Secretary of State to the 28th Italian Social Week, Sept. 20, 1955: L’Osservatore Romano, Sept. 29, 1955. Paul VI’s allocution to the Association of Italian Christian Workers, Oct. 6, 1963: Encyclicals and Discourses of Paul VI, vol. 1, Rome, 1964, p. 230.

22. Cf. John XXIII’s message on the 30th anniversary of the encyclical letter, Divini Illius Magistri, Dec. 30, 1959: A.A.S. 52 (1960) p. 57.

23. The Church considers it as apostolic action of great worth also when Catholic teachers and associates work in these schools. Cf. Second Vatican Council’s schema of the Decree on the Lay Apostolate (1965), nos. 12 and 16.

24. Cf. Second Vatican Council’s schema on the Declaration on Religious Liberty (1965), no. 5.

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