.- The Archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, said this week teachers at Catholic schools must not only âtransmit the faith with words but also with the explicit testimony of their own lives.â
In an article on Catholic schools, the cardinal said they âpropose a Christian vision of man and the world that offers children and young people the possibility of a fruitful dialogue between faith and reason, of encountering the truth, depending on it and being guided by it.â
He went on to underscore that âtruth, goodness and beauty are fundamental contents and ends of a Catholic school,â which should be âat the service of truthâ and should teach everything about Jesus Christ, âwho is the truth in person, and not something abstract or unreal.â
In todayâs world, the cardinal explained, Catholic schools should embrace a teaching strategy that allows students to ânot only acquire human, moral and spiritual maturity, but also to become involved in the transformation of society and be concerned with collaborating on the coming and establishing of the Kingdom of God among us.â
âAt the center of everything,â he continued, must be âthe human person, the dignity of all human beings, the establishing of fundamental human rights created not by human powers, nor forged through a consensus or through parliamentarian majorities, but rather that precede them and that are inscribed in manâs very being.â
He also called on teachers to be true evangelizers and to bring students into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.