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“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth,” wrote St. John Paul II in Fides et Ratio, “and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.” A faithful Catholic educator shares in the Church’s certainty that faith and reason never truly conflict but guide students to truth and man’s unity with God.
Modern secular education not only rejects the Catholic faith, but it also has largely failed to cultivate strong skills of reasoning and rational communication in its students. Faithful Catholic education places priority on both.
See also: Academic Freedom, Mission and Catholic Identity, St. John Henry Newman