It is something that should have been happening all along. Anyone teaching at a Catholic School should be versed in Church Teaching and be prepared to defend it and teach it themselves. Catholic schools were the established to evangelize, they were set up to share the faith. Often the first schools and universities in a new territory, they spread the faith as well as educated. It is through education that a person learns the depth of their faith and can truly pass it on.
This is not just true for Catholics, but for religions and cultures. The education system is how the society indoctrinates their young, future citizens
The Santa Rosa Diocese’s contract addendum by which teachers at Catholic schools will affirm their acceptance of Catholic teaching is reportedly still on track for implementation.“There is no intention not to do this [and] it will happen at some point,” said the communications director for the Santa Rosa diocese, Brian O’Neel, according to Petaluma 360.
Last year, diocesan Bishop Robert Vasa announced plans to have all parochial elementary and high school teachers within the diocese sign an agreement in their revised contracts to “bear witness” and affirm Church teaching. The moral addendum will reportedly include acknowledgement that contraception, abortion, homosexual marriage, and euthanasia are “modern errors” and grave offenses to human dignity.
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