Veil of Innocence
Veil of Innocence is exceedingly grateful to Roman Catholic Faithful for publicly holding the American Bishops accountable to a true Catholic identity. By exposing their policies which are contrary to the Magisterium, they are rendering an important service to Catholic families. Whereas, in the past, Catholic families could look to the local Catholic parish, their Catholic School, and their Bishop to assist them in the formation of their faith and that of their children, in many cases nowadays, this is not a possibility.
Veil of Innocence focuses on the harm imposed on school children by various programs at odds with the Magisterium. Parents would not necessarily be on guard, if it were not for the work of Roman Catholic Faithful, and other groups who work to teach the Faith and honor the truth. It is a partnership rooted in prayer.
Below are a few paragraphs from the Veil of Innocence Charter.
The proper and immediate end of Christian Education is to cooperate with Divine Grace in forming the true and perfect Christian, that is, to form Christ, Himself, in those regenerated by Baptism according to the emphatic expression of the Apostle: 'My little children, of whom I am in labor again, until Christ be formed in you.'
(Gal. 4:19) (Pope Pius XI, Christian Education of Youth, 1929, para. 95)
Today's parents recognize that they are raising their children in a cultural environment hostile to Gospel values. They appropriately look to the Catholic school to be a community that fosters education and maturation in The Catholic Faith for their children. In 1931, a Decree of The Holy Office exhorted, "the first place is to be given to the full sound and continuous instruction in religion of both sexes. Esteem, desire, and love of the angelic virtue must be instilled into their minds and hearts."
In the classroom setting, if we are to think in harmony with the mind of the Church, the virtue of chastity must be recognized as that fragile virtue which keeps the sexual secret hidden as a dominion whose disposition lies in the hand of God.
Purity is a frail and delicate virtue that cannot be preserved unless it be protected by other virtues, requiring patience, temperance, devotion to duties of state, humility, and a love for God which fills our hearts.
St. Augustine advises, Be thou subject to God, and thy flesh subject to thee. Do thou serve Him who made thee, so that which was made for thee, may serve thee.
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