Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Pope Francis: Educational manipulation of children has its roots in totalitarianism - schools are becoming "re-education" camps

Following on his sermon on the right to life; our Holy Father, Pope Francis has now denounced the insidious evils of certain types of modern education; even referencing a parent comment to him of a "re-education" camp. The entire Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel affair reflects this Soviet era "re-education". As I have written before, on a number of occasions, our enemy is not in Moscow: it is right here at home. Will we see this latest address of Pope Francis the headline news? Don't hold your breath. 

In our days, it is important to carry out the projects against slave - labor, against the recruitment of child soldiers and all forms of violence against children. On a positive note, we must reaffirm the right of children to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child’s development and emotional maturity .

At the same time, this implies supporting the right of parents to decide the moral and religious education of their children. And in this regard I would like to express my rejection of any kind of educational experimentation with children. We cannot experiment with children and young people. The horrors of the manipulation of education that we experienced in the great genocidal dictatorships of the twentieth century have not disappeared; they have retained a current relevance under various guises and proposals and, with the pretense of modernity, push children and young people to walk on the dictatorial path of "only one form of thought".
[moving away from script speech] “A week ago a great teacher said to me… ‘with these education projects I don’t know if we’re sending the kids to school or a re-education camp’…”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like Pope Francis could be referring to Common Core as well! Shireen