Catholic Curriculum Standards


Aristotle, & Ross, W. D. (1981). Aristotle’s metaphysic. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press.

Aquinas, T. (1952). Questiones disputatae de veritate: Questions 1-9. Translated by Robert Mulligan, S.J., Henry Regnery Company.

Aquinas, T. (1912). The summa theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas. London, England: Burns Oates & Washbourne.

Baglow, C. (2012). Faith, science, and reason: Theology on the cutting edge. Woodridge, IL: Midwest Theological Forum.

Beckwith, F., & Koukl, G. (1998). Relativism: Feet firmly planted in midair.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Caldecott, S. (2009).  Beauty for truth’s sake: The re-enchantment of education. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press.

Catechetical Office of the Holy See (1935).  Provido sane consilio. Retrieved from

Catholic Church (1994). Catechism of the Catholic Church. Liguori, MO: Liguori Publications.

Clayton, D. (2015). The way of beauty: Liturgy, education, and inspiration for family, school, and college. Kettering, OH: Angelico Press.

Congregation for Catholic Education (2015).  Educating today and tomorrow: A renewing passion. Retrieved from

Congregation for Catholic Education (2013). Educating to intercultural dialogue in Catholic schools: Living in harmony for a civilization of love. Retrieved from

Congregation for Catholic Education (2007). Educating together in Catholic schools: A shared mission between consecrated persons and the lay faithful. Retrieved from

Congregation for Catholic Education (1998). The religious dimension of education in a Catholic school. Retrieved from

Congregation for Catholic Education (1997).  The Catholic school on the threshold of the third millennium. Retrieved from

Congregation for Catholic Education (1982).  Lay Catholics in schools: Witnesses to faith. Retrieved from

Ditmanson, H., Hong, H., & Quanbeck, W. (Eds.) (1960). Christian faith and the liberal arts. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Publishing House.

Dubay, T. (1999). The evidential power of beauty: Science and theology meet. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press.

Esolen, A. (2013, November). Common core’s substandard writing standards. Crisis Magazine. Retrieved from

Francis, Pope (2015). Laudato Si. Retrieved from

Halpin, P. (1909). Christian pedagogy or the instruction and moral training of youth. New York, NY: J.F. Wagner.

Hancock, C. (2005). Recovering a Catholic philosophy of elementary education. Mount Pocono, PA: Newman House Press.

Hardon, J. (1980). Modern Catholic dictionary. New York, NY: Image Books.

Hart, D. (2003). The beauty of the infinite: The aesthetics of Christian truth. Cambridge, U.K.: Eerdmann’s Publishing.

Hicks, D. (1999). Norms and nobility: A treatise on education. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

John Paul II (1998). Fides et ratio. Retrieved from

John Paul II (1996). Message to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences: On evolution, 1996. Retrieved from

John Paul II (1993). Veritatis splendor. Retrieved from

John Paul II (1988). Letter of His Holiness John Paul II to Reverend George V. Coyne, S.J. Director of the Vatican Observatory. Retrieved from /content/john-paul-ii/en/letters/1988/documents/hf_jp-ii_let_19880601_padre-coyne.html

Jordan, E. (1934). Catholicism in education. New York, NY: Benzinger Brothers.

Kirk, R. (1981). The moral imagination. Literature and Belief, 1, 37-49. Retrieved from

Laracy, J. (2010, January). Priestly contributions to modern science: The case of Monseignor Georges Lemaitre. Retrieved from

Leo XIII (1985). Spectata fides. Retrieved from.

Mannoia, V.J. (2000). Christian liberal arts: An education that goes beyond. Oxford, England: Rowman and Littlefield Co.

Moore, T. (2013). The story-killers: A common-sense case against the Common Core. Self-published.

Newman, J. (1873). The idea of a university: Defined and illustrated. London, England: Pickering.

O’Brien, M. (1998). A landscape with dragons. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press.

Pieper, J. (1998). Leisure, the basis of culture. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press.

Piderit, J. and Morey, M. (Eds.) (2012). Teaching the tradition: Catholic themes in academic disciplines. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Pius XI (1929).  Divini illius magistri, Retrieved from

Redden, J. & Ryan, F. (1942). A Catholic philosophy of education. Milwaukee, WI: The Bruce Publishing Company.

Saward, J. (1997). The beauty of holiness and the holiness of beauty: Art sanctity and the truth of Catholicism. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press.

Simmons, T. (2002). Climbing parnassus. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books.

Spitzer, R. (2010). New proofs for the existence of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Spitzer, R. (2011). Ten universal principles: A brief philosophy of the life issues. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press.

Spitzer, R. (2015). The soul’s upward yearning. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press.

Spitzer, R. & LeBlanc, C. (n.d.). The reason series: What science says about God. Garden Grove, CA: Magis Publications.

Spitzer, R. & Noggle, M. (2015). From nothing to cosmos: The workbook+. Garden Grove, CA: Magis Publications.

The Sacred Congregation for Catholic Schools (1997). The Catholic school. Retrieved from

Taylor, J. (1998). Poetic knowledge: The recovery of education. Albany, NY: The State University of New York Press.

Topping, R. (2015). Renewing the mind: A reader in the philosophy of Catholic education. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University Press.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) (n.d.). Seven themes of Catholic social teaching. Retrieved from

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) (1972). To teach as Jesus did. Washington, D.C.: USCCB.

Vatican II (1965). Gravissimum educationis: Declaration on Christian education. Retrieved from

Vatican II (1965). Gaudium et spes: Pastoral constitution on the Church in the modern world. Retrieved from