An examination of the forces which led to the introduction of family life education programs into the Roman Catholic schools of Newfoundland

Tripp, Selina Joan (1980) An examination of the forces which led to the introduction of family life education programs into the Roman Catholic schools of Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to examine the forces which led to the introduction of family life education programs into the Roman Catholic schools of Newfoundland. -- Emerging from the information collected was the observation that while a number of forces seem to have influenced Roman Catholic educators in Newfoundland to develop a family life education program for their schools, the main impetus seems to have come from within the Catholic Church itself. -- The dignity of marriage, the importance of a Christian relationship between conjugal love and responsible parenthood, and the sanctity of human life have always been an important part of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. During the past two decades, the current widespread practice of divorce, premarital and extramarital sexual relations, artificial birth control methods, and abortion have posed new challenges to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Consequently, in recent years leaders of the Roman Catholic Church have begun to take a more vocal approach in reaffirming the Church's doctrine with regard to all issues related to marriage and the family. -- The Roman Catholic educators of Newfoundland, in responding to the mandates of their church, have worked diligently to develop and implement comprehensive programs of family life education for their schools. These programs represent a positive step by Catholic educators in this province to attempt to counteract the current negative social forces which create a challenge to the Catholic faith.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7744
Item ID: 7744
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 82-87.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1980
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Family life education--Newfoundland and Labrador

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