After full funding was obtained thanks to the completion, Catholic school boards had to take the new perspectives and directions into account. This situation led the Catholic schools community to a further and deeper thought process on our common Catholic identity and our increasing responsibilities toward the public opinion as to the curriculum that was being offered within our schools.
The changes that were having a social impact, such as globalization and technology, were also starting to redefine our students’ learning experience. Furthermore, the vision put forth by the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) kept requiring that the Church find new ways of bearing witness to the Gospel and to our faith in a world that was more and more fragmented and secularized.*.
Secularity is the state of a religious person who tends to be excluded from the common public and social world. Religion has thus become a phenomenon outside public life, therefore a private phenomenon.