PODCAST #3
To Teach As Jesus Did: November 13, 2017

PODCAST #3
To Teach As Jesus Did: November 13, 2017

Category : Podcasts

1972 Pastoral Message on Catholic Education from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (the precursor to the USCCB)

 

Link to a scanned copy of the document, courtesy of ACE Press and At the Heart of the Church: Selected Documents of Catholic Education.  I highly recommend you order the book here.

 

To order a copy directly from the USCCB, here is the link

 

Dr. Tom Burnford, the President/CEO of the National Catholic Education Association, explores the impact of this document from the US Bishops.

STUDY GUIDE & DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

To Teach As Jesus Did (US Bishops, 1972)

  1. Reading Questions
    1. What is the “perennial” task for the Church? (6)
    2. What is the measure of success of education? (8)
    3. What is the threefold purpose of Catholic schools? (14)
    4. Is effective teaching of religion an imparting of knowledge? (18)  How do you teach church doctrine? (84)
    5. How does the emphasis on community mark a departure from the “institutional” paradigm? (21-26)
    6. How does the emphasis on service change the “fortress” mentality? (29)
    7. What changes to the parish school are recommended? (94)
    8. Why are Catholic schools the “best opportunity” to fulfill the Church’s purpose? (101)
    9. How are effective teachers described? (104)
    10. What is the solution to teaching racial tolerance? (109)
    11. What are the roots of the shrinking enrollments? (114-115)
    12. What do the Bishops teach about School Choice? (116)
    13. What are their 10 recommendations for action steps? (120) How relevant are their recommendations today?
    14. What kind of attitude should we avoid? (122)
    15. How do the authors view collaboration? (142)
  2. Reflection/Discussion Questions
    1. How well does the threefold purpose of Catholic schools match up to your school’s mission and purpose?
    2. List 3-4 quotes that you could pull out from this document to use in your own communication.

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PODCAST #2
Declaration on Christian Education: November 6, 2017

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Please read the Declaration on Christian Education (Gravissimum Educationis) before listening to the podcast. 

Sr. John Mary Fleming, OP, the Executive Director of the USCCB Secretariat for Education, explores the impact of Vatican II on Catholic schools.

STUDY GUIDE & DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Declaration on Christian Education (Vatican, 1965)

  • Reading Questions
    1. Who has the right to education? (section 1)
    2. What are the purposes of a Christian education? (2)
    3. Who are a child’s primary educators? (3)
    4. Why does the Church have the duty of education? (3)
    5. Does the document take a position regarding school choice? (6)
    6. Explain the role of teachers (8)
    7. Who should support Catholic schools? (9)
  • Reflection/Discussion Questions
    1. How does this document change the paradigm from an institution to a community?
    2. List 3-4 quotes that you could pull out from this document to use in your own communication.

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PODCAST #1
Context of Vatican II: October 30, 2017

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Rev. John O’Malley, SJ, the author of What Happened at Vatican II and many other works on Vatican II and church councils, is the first guest and explains the background and context of Vatican II as well as its impact.  Fr. O’Malley was present in Rome during the council and is a valuable resource.

 

Rev. Oliver Doyle grew up in Ireland during the tumultuous times surrounding Vatican II and speaks to the changes in the church over the past 50+ years.

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