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Cheung, Cherry Wun Mei; Fieldhouse, Sujun; Kwong, Caleb – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
Catholic educationalists have long stressed the role of Catholic universities in advancing the cause of social justice to counter the increasing commodification of business relationships and the lack of social responsibilities of the business world. Is this rhetoric or reality? In this empirical paper involving 501 US universities that have an…
Descriptors: Correlation, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Social Justice
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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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Versaldi, Giuseppe – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
The conciliar declaration Gravissimum Educationis states that "All men of every race, condition and age, since they enjoy the dignity of a human being, have an inalienable right to an education that is in keeping with their ultimate goal, their ability, their sex, and the culture and tradition of their country, and also in harmony with their…
Descriptors: Christianity, Humanism, Individual Differences, Social Justice
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Marx, Reinhard – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2017
The article addresses the special mission of Catholic schools within the educational system in Germany. The considerations centre on the fundamental mission of the Church to announce the Good News of Jesus Christ as light of nations, and hence to be itself light of the world. Consequently, the essential distinctive characteristic of Catholic…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission, Religious Education
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Hrynkow, Christopher; Creamer, David – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
This article employs Catholic social thought as a lens to situate the work of Sister Cyril Mooney, Principal emerita at Loreto Day School Sealdah in Kolkata, India. Drawing on the Canadian authors' personal experiences of the school over several years, supplemented by a two day in-depth interview conducted at Loreto Convent in Altrincham, England…
Descriptors: Catholics, Clergy, Day Schools, Foreign Countries
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Byron, William J. – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
The main contribution that Catholic schools can make towards the elimination of world hunger is to help their students understand the problem and then motivate them to assist as best they can once they are out of school. The basic cause of the problem is poverty. The ultimate solution is production of food in the food-deficit nations, or where…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Hunger, World Problems, School Role
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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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Grech, Michael; Mayo, Peter – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
This paper explores some of the ideas expressed in or associated with the work of Don Lorenzo Milani and the School of Barbiana and discusses them in the light of the teachings of the gospels. It draws out the implications of these ideas for a critical education in the Christian spirit. The focus throughout is on Christian education for social…
Descriptors: Christianity, Social Justice, Critical Theory, Catholics
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Riley, Maria; Danner-McDonald, Kerry – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
This article uses three value constructs, Catholic social thought (CST), feminist political economy (FPE) and ecological economics (Eco-Econ) to critique current mainstream economics. Insights from these values open a way to seeing and creating a just, sustainable future. Within this value framework we propose the integration of these themes in…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Sustainability, Feminism, World Views