From the 2011 Frosh week at St. Michael's College, the University of Toronto. Readers can decide for themselves if these images reflect Catholic education. Catholics understand why His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins wishes to place the school directly under his control, removing it from the neo-modernist cabal that is controlling the Faculty.
His Eminence is well aware of the evils that pervade St. Michael's. Please pray that the Cardinal succeeds to wrest control from the Basilians, who (unfortunately) are being backed up by the Roman authorities. The Vatican meddling in a Toronto local issue is indeed disgraceful, and un-Catholic. It is an ironic perversity that at the very time the Pope is seeking to diffuse the Liturgy into a state of complete chaos, by placing it in the hands of national churches (a very protestant concept); he is at the same time backing the neo-modernists who are blocking Cardinal Collins' right as Bishop of Toronto (a very Catholic concept) to control education.
Pope Benedict XVI, addressing Catholics in England in 2010 spoke of Catholic education in this manner:
As you know, the task of a teacher is not simply to impart information or to provide training in skills intended to deliver some economic benefit to society; education is not and must never be considered as purely utilitarian. It is about forming the human person, equipping him or her to live life to the full – in short it is about imparting wisdom. And true wisdom is inseparable from knowledge of the Creator, for “both we and our words are in his hand, as are all understanding and skill in crafts” (Wis 7:16).
A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints.
Do these images reflect "forming the human person" helping "all its students to become saints"?