PONTIFICIA

UNIVERSITÁ LATERANENSE 00120 SCV MAY 31 1990

P.za S. Giovanni in Laterano, 4 - Tel. 6986401

Fax: 6986103

INSTITUTO “GIOVANNI PAOLO II”

per studi su

MATRIMONIO E FAMIGLIA


IL PRESIDE



Dear Mr. Lloyd,

this letter will serve as a follow-up to our meeting in Rome in connection with the topic of sex education.

According to constant Catholic Church’s teaching, sexual education is a right of family and everybody must educate children according to their parents.

It is important that a sound doctrinal catechesis be given to all children in order that they completely understand and be able to live the faith. Naturally within this sound doctrinal catechesis authentic sexual morality should be taught. It is important to note, however, that the Church when educating children at the elementary and secondary school levels with regard to sexual morality has constantly done so within the framework of the regular religion class, and has not attempted to isolate the teaching of sexual morality or “chastity education” in separate programs not related to the other virtues.


Sincerely in Christ


[SIGNED]


Msgr. Carlo Caffarra

Director

John Paul II Institute

for Studies on Marriage

and Family





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Mr. Richard J. Lloyd

NCCL

Lehigh National Bank Building

433 Front Street

CATASAUQUA PA 18032

USA

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