A Catholic teacher must be fully human and fully Christian: “There is no humanity without Christianity. There is no Christianity without humanity.”
Pope Francis He emphasized the importance of Catholic teachers. At the same time, the head of the church warned educators against the “spiritual” and “non-worldly” style of education. According to Cuthpress, at a meeting with teachers on Saturday in the Vatican, he asked those present to be rooted in the present and in their own culture.
The personality of the teacher must be “rich and open” to establish a real relationship with the students, “to understand their deepest needs, questions, fears and dreams.” A Catholic teacher must be fully human and fully Christian: “There is no humanity without Christianity. There is no Christianity without humanity.”
The head of the Church continued, in the tradition of the Church, the goal of youth education has always been the complete formation of man in all his dimensions. The Christian faith also includes the whole man “without excluding anything, without clipping the wings of youthful dreams.”
Remind teachers of their responsibility to their students. Just as people change constantly – from month to month, from generation to generation – teachers also have to continue their education and adapt to new cultural conditions and forms. Each year he is challenged to “rediscover the capacity for empathy and connection.”
At the same time, Francis warned Catholics not to submit to the zeitgeist. Living with the culture of the moment and speaking the language of the moment is one thing, and allowing yourself to be ideologically colonized is one thing.”
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