Vatican Encourages Strong Content in Religious Education Classes
Thavis, John, National Catholic Reporter
VATICAN CITY. In a letter to bishops' conferences around the world, the Vatican said true religious education in schools is at risk of being replaced with a more "neutral" teaching about religious ethics and culture.
The result is confusion and indifference among students, whose faith can sometimes be put in danger, said the letter, which was issued by the Congregation for Catholic Education.
"A form of education that ignores or marginalizes the moral and religious dimension of the person is a hindrance to full education," it said.
Dated May 5, the letter was posted on the congregation's Web site Sept. 9, just as most schools in Europe prepared to reopen. …
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Publication information: Article title: Vatican Encourages Strong Content in Religious Education Classes. Contributors: Thavis, John - Author. Magazine title: National Catholic Reporter. Volume: 45. Issue: 24 Publication date: September 18, 2009. Page number: 12. © 2009 National Catholic Reporter. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.