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Admirand, Peter – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
This article examines why liberation theology needs to be a core resource in religious education settings, especially in Catholic secondary schools. It will first touch on key tenets of liberation theology and the reasons why it was silenced and underused. It will then analyse poverty in the Jewish tradition as an interfaith resource and…
Descriptors: Catholics, Secondary School Students, Educational Benefits, Catholic Schools
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Oakley, David – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2017
The institution of the seminary was established by the sixteenth century Council of Trent. Seminaries were charged with the formation of men for the priesthood. The character of seminary education was largely unchanged until the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). This article observes and comments upon the changes and developments over the past…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Theological Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Grey, Mary – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
This article responds to the two articles by Sister Catherine Droste and Roy Bourgeois ("ISCE" Vol 7. No. 1 2015) by putting the issue of the Ordination of Women into a wider ecclesial context. Building on Pope Francis's bringing Liberation Theology into central focus, seeking justice for the poorest and vulnerable people, the article…
Descriptors: Clergy, Catholics, Churches, Females
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Bourgeois, Roy – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
Vatican authority is being challenged as Roman Catholic women act upon their vocations to the priesthood, receive ordination, and openly serve their faith communities. Since 2002--when seven women were ordained by male Roman Catholic bishops--190 women have been ordained to the priesthood, including a dozen women bishops. Vatican officials dismiss…
Descriptors: Catholics, Churches, Females, Clergy
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Droste, Catherine Joseph – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
Though the Catholic Church explicitly teaches that women cannot receive priestly ordination, opposition from within and outside the Church continues. The magisterium relies heavily upon the argument from Tradition, claiming that the action and teaching of Christ and his successors verify that he did not bestow upon the Church the power to ordain…
Descriptors: Catholics, Churches, Females, Clergy
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Davis, Robert A.; Franchi, Leonard – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
This essay responds to and develops ideas set out in Robert Davis' 1999 essay "Can there be a Catholic curriculum?" It takes the measure of far-reaching changes that have taken place in curriculum studies and strategic educational thought in the intervening period as the process of globalisation has intensified. It re-engages with the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Catholic Schools, Humanism, Core Curriculum
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Grace, Gerald – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
International research shows that the curricula of Catholic secondary schools are increasingly becoming dominated by the pressures of conforming to the requirements of nation states. These requirements are generally expressed in economic and utilitarian terms and evaluated by criteria of measurable outputs. As a result of these pressures, Catholic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Change, Catholic Schools, Religious Education