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Pope Francis' reflections: Schools must connect truth, goodness, beauty

placeholder  May 19, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA
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Pope Francis' reflections

Schools must connect truth, goodness, beauty
A school is not "a parking garage," where parents simply drop off their children. "It is a place of encounter along our journey. … At school we are 'socialized.' We meet people who are different from us, different in age, culture, origin and ability. … Families and schools should never be in opposition," but they must work together for the good of the child. Schools "educate us about truth, goodness and beauty, which all go together. Education cannot be neutral, either it is positive or it is negative; it enriches or impoverishes; it helps the person grow or it suppresses or even corrupts them." In the end, a mature person will graduate speaking "three languages: the language of the mind, the language of the heart and the language of the hands," making sure their actions are well thought out and are motivated by what is true, good and beautiful.

Pope Francis to about 300,000 Italian students on May 10 in St. Peter's Square celebrating "the world of Italian schools," an event sponsored by the Italian bishops' conference.

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