Catholic schools are essential vehicles

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March 30, 2015 (CardinalNewmanSociety.org) — With a growing emphasis on the Church’s pro-life teachings in Catholic education and demand for pro-life curricula, Catholic schools have the opportunity to become indispensable “vehicles” in the pro-life movement, said The Cardinal Newman Society’s Dr. Jamie Arthur.

“As an apostolate of the Church, Catholic schools become a vehicle through which pro-life teachings are conveyed and students are given the opportunity to defend the sanctity of life and dignity of the human person,” stated Arthur, manager of the Newman Society’s Catholic Education Honor Roll.

“We’ve talked to a lot of teachers who have told us that they would like to incorporate pro-life principles into their curriculum, but they don’t have the time to do all the research,” Cathy Daub told the Newman Society. Daub, director of the American Life League’s Culture of Life Studies Program (CLSP), is part of one organization hoping to meet those needs by doing the research that teachers need to be successful in the classroom.

“The beauty of this program is that we work with the best of the best in the pro-life movement—pro-life leaders, lawyers, scientists—and we’re marrying them to teachers, home school parents, school administrators,” Daub said.

The CLSP offers educational supplements that can be easily adapted to classroom lessons and even entire courses. “There’s nothing else out there like this program,” Daub said. “There are a lot of virtue-based programs but nothing that is similar to the Culture of Life Studies Program, in that we are taking the experience of those in the pro-life movement and the experience of teachers, home school parents, and administrators in creating these supplements.

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