Loading
Cardinal Rouco Varela denounces 'deficient' regulation of religion classes

.- The Archbishop of Madrid and president of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, criticized the Spanish government this week for the deterioration of moral formation in the country's education system. During his remarks opening the bishops’ 94th Plenary Assembly, Cardinal Rouco noted that the “deterioration” of religious and moral formation in schools “is not good for anyone and much less so for the young people who in practice are derived of it or forced to receive it under difficult and discriminatory circumstances.”

He also noted that the bishops continue to be concerned about the obligatory nature of the course “Education for the Citizenry.”

“It ought to have been designed as strictly civic and juridical teaching material instead of as teaching material that is moral in nature or based on a particular vision of man, as is typical of ideological or indoctrinating teaching.”

Cardinal Rouco remarked that the Spanish school system is suffering from “serious problems,” including high drop-out rates, the loss of authority of teachers and sexual education imparted without discretion. He said these problems must be addressed from an educational perspective but also keeping in mind “the human person.”




Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
15

Liturgical Calendar

April 15, 2014

Tuesday of Holy Week

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 13:21-33, 36-38

Gospel
Date
04/14/14
04/13/14

Daily Readings


Saint of the Day

St. Peter Gonzalez »

Saint
Date
04/14/14
04/13/14

Homily of the Day

Jn 13:21-33, 36-38

Homily
Date
04/14/14
04/13/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: