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‘It is necessary to overcome the legacy of the Enlightenment,’ Pope tells leaders of Catholic universities

November 05, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Addressing participants in a forum organized by the International Federation of Catholic Universities, Pope Francis said, “Education reduced to mere technical instruction or to mere information becomes a ruptured education. To believe that we can transmit knowledge by abstracting from its ethical dimension would be to abandon the task of teaching.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 06, 2019 1:54 PM ET USA

    Pope Francis in the longest paragraph of his address describes the shape of how to overcome the legacy of the enlightenment as a general harmony in 3 languages: "the language of the mind, the language of the heart and the language of the hands, so that one thinks in harmony with what one feels and does; one feels in harmony with what one thinks and does; and one acts in harmony with what one feels and thinks." Critical to this vision is an "idea of education conceived as a teleological process."