Church Documents PLC

Purpose:

Church documents are tremendously valuable but are often difficult to find and inaccessible.  This series will present a way for Catholic educators to familiarize themselves with the documents by placing them together and using the podcast format to share the learning.

Instructions:

I highly recommend you read each of the 9 selected church documents first before listening to the corresponding podcast.  Don’t set out to read all of them at once!  Read one and then listen to the podcast.  You’ll find that the podcasts build on the foundations of the earlier podcasts.  This series could work well as an independent study course or as a PLC.

Of course, there are more church documents than are presented here.  The Cardinal Newman Society provides a nice annotated bibliography and the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) also provides a nice overview.

I recommend purchasing At the Heart of the Church: Selected Documents of Catholic Education.  You can order the book here.  However, I have provided hyperlinks for the documents below.

The Podcast Study Series will begin on Oct 30th and will be released every Thursday in order to conclude on Jan 22nd.  However, the series will remain available on iTunes and can be found here or on the Catholic School Matters web page.

David Faber the joy of the gospel
BONUS PODCAST The Joy of the Gospel with David Faber
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PODCAST #13 Educating Together in Catholic Schools: January 22, 2018
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PODCAST #12 Renewing our Commitment: January 15, 2018
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PODCAST #11 Consecrated Persons & Their Mission in Schools: January 8, 2018
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PODCAST #10 The Catholic School on the Threshold of the 3rd Millennium: January 1, 2018
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PODCAST #9 Principles for Education Reform in the United States: December 25, 2017
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PODCAST #8 In Support of Catholic Elementary & Secondary Schools: December 18, 2017
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PODCAST #7 Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School: December 11, 2017
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PODCAST #6 Lay Catholics in Schools: Witnesses to Faith: December 4, 2017
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PODCAST #5 The Catholic School: November 27, 2017
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PODCAST #4 To Teach Them: Statement on Catholic Schools: November 20, 2017
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PODCAST #3 To Teach As Jesus Did: November 13, 2017
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PODCAST #2 Declaration on Christian Education: November 6, 2017
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PODCAST #1 Context of Vatican II: October 30, 2017
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