With constant changes in technology, culture, economic and political environment, the global education environment has undergone major and rapid changes over the past Century. Since the promulgation of the "Declaration on Christian Education" (Gravissimum Educationis) in 1965 during the Second Vatican Council, the Congregation for Catholic Education (Congregatio de Institutione Catholica) has been publishing one directive document about every decade to keep policies and principles of Catholic Education abreast of the times, as well as to help Catholic Schools define clearer objectives under all the changes. We have included selected pieces from such documents for the perusal of our fellow Educators from Catholic Schools of Macao. It is highly recommended to read from the earliest document according to the chronological order.
In light of the Apostolic Constitution “Praedicate Evangelium” the Congregation for Catholic Education and the Pontifical Council for Culture have merged into the DICASTERY FOR CULTURE AND EDUCATION as of 5 June 2022. Documents concerning Catholic Education can now be obtained through the following link: