Church Documents

Spectata Fides

Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII on Catholic Education, 1885

Acerbo Nimis

Encyclical of Pope Pius X on Teaching Christian Doctrine, 1905

Divini Illius Magistri

Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on Christian Education, 1929

Provido Sane Consilio

On Better Care for Catechetical Teaching, Catechetical Office of the Holy See, 1935

Gravissimum Educationis

Decree on Christian Education, Second Vatican Council, 1965

The Catholic School

Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education, 1977

Catechesi Tradendae

Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II, 1979

Lay Catholics in Schools: Witness to Faith

Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education, 1982

The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School

Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education, 1988

Ex Corde Ecclesiae

Apostolic Constitution of Pope John Paul II on Catholic Universities, 1990

General Directory for Catechesis

Sacred Congregation for the Clergy, 1997

The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium

Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education, 1997

Mission of Catholic Schools for Evangelization Today

Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski – Prefect, Congregation for Catholic Education, 2002

Faith, Reason, and the University

Regensberg Lecture of Pope Benedict XVI, 2006

Address to Catholic Educators

Apostolic Journey to the United States of America, Pope Benedict XVI, 2008

Address to Participants in the Plenary Session of the Congregation for Catholic Education

Pope Francis, 2014