Literature and Library

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Literature and the arts are essential tools of a Catholic education to impart “a Christian vision of the world, of life, of culture, and of history,” and an ordering of “the whole of human culture to the news of salvation.” Faithful Catholic schools choose works of art and literature so that students can have access to the knowledge, wisdom, creativity and insights of others; to evaluate this knowledge and wisdom (or lack thereof) and apply it to the process of their own individual perfection, which should ultimately be correlated with holiness and salvation. Selections support the Catholic mission of the school and do not lead students to sin, despair, or confusion about basic human goods or the Catholic faith.

See also: Catholic Curriculum Standards, Curriculum

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