The Upcoming Irish Synod: Education and Liberal Arts - Truth and Beauty
“Let the synod do something really funky, crazy, mad, daft, creative… let it mandate the restoration of the study of the classics and the study of literature and the study of history in all Catholic schools, as well as religious education.”
Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 59 of ‘The Brendan Option’ where he discusses the necessity of the humanities in forming a fully-rounded Catholic education, and suggests it as a topic at the upcoming Irish synod.
“The neglect of the humanities in Catholic education has left us blind in one eye. It’s not the end of the world but it’s a very much darkened world. It’s a limited perception of reality.”
“A Catholic education is a tutorial in Heaven. That’s the business of a Catholic education.” “We are truth-seeking, beauty-adoring beings.”