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Papal Wisdom | Quotes from Encylicals and Documents

God’s Fatherhood as Role Model for Teaching

by Bl. Pope John Paul II | If it is true that by giving life parents share in God’s creative work, it is also true that by raising their children they become sharers in his paternal and at the same time maternal way of teaching. According to Saint Paul, God’s fatherhood is the primordial model of all fatherhood and motherhood in the universe (cf. Eph 3:14-15), and of human motherhood and fatherhood in particular.

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Pope Pius XI On Christian Marriage

Pope Pius XI On Christian Marriage

Let it be repeated as an immutable and inviolable fundamental doctrine that matrimony was not instituted or restored by man but by God. Not by man were the laws made to strengthen and confirm and elevate marriage, but by God, the Author of nature, and by Christ Our Lord by Whom nature was redeemed; and hence these [marriage] laws cannot be subject to any human decrees or to any contrary pact, even of the spouses themselves.

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Seton Home School’s Curriculum: Why So Catholic?

Seton Home School’s Curriculum: Why So Catholic?

We are sometimes asked why Seton’s materials are so saturated with Catholic content. There are a myriad of reasons, but first and foremost, we fill our curriculum with Catholic content because we know that in God’s plan, the purpose of education is not simply to learn facts, but to prepare souls—curious combinations of intellect and will—for eternity. Education, from this perspective, is a hugely important, yet delicate, task.

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El Cid Campeador - Identifying 4 Kinds of Conflict for Book Reports

Identifying 4 Kinds of Conflict for Book Reports

Several of our graders and counselors in the English Department came up with some ideas to help students to understand the different kinds of “conflict” which students are to write about in a book analysis for high school English. We think this might be useful for all our parents and students when analyzing books.

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The Chronicle of the Nativity

The Chronicle of the Nativity

A warm and Merry Christmas from all your friends at Seton, wishing you the blessings of the season and a holy holiday! For your delight, we offer below St. John Chrysostom’s "Homily on Christmas Morning”; famous for his 'Golden Throat' or words, it is a particularly beautiful and inspiring rendition of this sacred event.

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A Guide to Success in Your Studies

A Guide to Success in Your Studies: Improving Memory and Retention

Since I am a professional historian, I am dismayed when I hear anyone say, “I hate history.” Their lament almost always means that the person is as yet unprepared to face history's challenges, the first and foremost of which is the ability to retain a great deal of data. To succeed in that undertaking, we must understand that retentiveness is a by-product of intellectual exercise.

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4 Preparations to Start the School Year

4 Preparations to Start the School Year

Whether you are just starting to homeschool for the very first time, or are an old hand at it, a new year gives a chance for a fresh start. Although every family is different, and each family must find its own unique way of homeschooling, there are certain preparations which will help almost every family to be more successful.

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Papal Wisdom | Quotes from Encylicals and Documents

Christian Education Benefits Society

by Pius XI | The proper and immediate aim of Christian education is to cooperate with divine grace in forming the true and perfect Christian… For the true Christian must live a supernatural life in Christ and display it in all his actions. For precisely this reason, Christian education takes in the whole of human life, physical and spiritual, intellectual and moral, individual, domestic, and social.

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