- Aug 3, 2020
In light of changing definitions of love and sexuality fueled by “gender theory,” the Vatican on Monday released a new document looking into issues such as “third sex,” transgenderism, and polyamory.
The changes in canon law Pope Francis made to ensure that marriage annulment cases were handled more quickly, more pastorally and with less expense mean that some changes should be made in the way Church law is taught, said the Congregation for Catholic Education.
Nearly 5,000 Catholic school educators and administrators attended the National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati April 3-5.
Pope Francis on Monday issued a new Magna Carta for pontifical universities, calling them to form leaders capable of unleashing a “cultural revolution.”
The Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, said, “Schools need to deepen their knowledge of what’s going on in society in both its positive and negative aspects, discerning the signs of the times, animated not by a paralyzing pessimism but rather with Christian hope founded on the faith that human history is always guided by Divine Providence despite people’s free will.”
Currently, there are more than 216,000 Catholic schools and 1,800 Catholic universities around the world “with a student population that exceeds 60 million pupils from every faith and ethnic group.” The Vatican is asking these schools to “humanize education,” helping each student develop his or her talents and discover his or her vocation while understanding that those talents and vocations are designed to be at the service of the community and the common good of all.