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November 4, 2014

Equpping Saints: A New Statement on Catholic Education

In the end though, Catholic education is not about being “socially useful.” Nor is it about good “values.” The values language of social science is too thin to satisfy the human soul, and too bland for the people of Christian character and courage God wants us to be. Catholic education is about making saints; about growing the seeds of virtue and truth. Anything less cheats our students of their dignity

                                                 --Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap, Archbishop of Philadelphia

As part of a formation day for teachers of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on the Feasts of All Saints, Archbishop Chaput released a pastoral letter on Catholic education and faith formation, entitled "Equpping Saints." Read the entire document here.

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