Catholic Identity

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…Teaching them to carry out everything I have commanded you. ” Matthew 28:19-20

These words of Christ addressed to the apostles at the Ascension bestowed on the Church the office of teacher. Obedient to this divine challenge, the Church provides education permeated with the spirit of Christ and dedicated to promoting the full development of the human person1.The two-fold goal of Catholic schools is to provide an environment which will foster rich religious training as well as solid academic education in a Catholic value-oriented manner. 1 Declaration on Christian Education #3

Catholic schools have a fantastic history in all continents.  They are even more necessary today, when we consider the manifold crises that education is currently going through.  Therefore, we need Catholic schools that turn globalization toward a spirit of solidarity, of real help for the needy, of respect toward every culture….Only globalization realized on such a basis will truly build up the good of all humanity.  YES, we need Catholic schools!” –Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski Prefect, Congregation for Catholic Education

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