The Involvement of Lay Catholics as Educators in Vatican II

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The beginning:
The Involvement of Lay Catholics as Educators in Vatican II
This study will analyze the important aspects of the Vatican II that have allowed lay Catholics as teachers in Catholic educational institutions. The premise of the lay principle of education relies on the basic aspects of human dignity that bind the lay teacher to the authority of the Church as a teaching philosophy under this decree. Effectively, there is a collaboration with lay Catholics who may not know the theological scholarship of a Nun or Priest, but they may have a fundamental connection with Christ as a person and as a teacher. These “human” qualities allow laypersons to teach catechism and other aspects of basic education without being a member of the clergy or having...
The end:
..... wider social integration of Christian values that defined the role of Christ within Catholic school educational policy.
References
Baum, William Cardinal. “Lay Catholics in School: Witness to Faith.” The Vatican. October 15, 1982. Accessed August 14, 2011. http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccatheduc/documents/rc_con_ccatheduc_doc_19821015_lay-catholics_en.html
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“Pastoral Constitution of the Church in the Modern World: Gaudium Et Spes.” The Vatican. December 7, 1965. Accessed August 14, 2011. http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_cons_19651207_gaudium-et-spes_en.html