We believe in the principle of subsidiarity: that each person,
family and social group has the right and the duty to assume
those responsibilities that belong to them, without other higher
social groups taking away their capacity to decide on these
Specifically, we believe that the principal task of education
lies primarily on parents and that the role of schools and
similar institutions and civil society is subsidiary to it.
We believe in the principle of solidarity: that individuals,
families and society at large have a duty to support those
members of society which are weaker or unable to achieve by
themselves alone the development and dignity which belongs to
them as persons.
Consequently, we believe that parents, schools, relevant
institutions and civil society must work together towards the
same encompassing goal - the intellectual, physical, cultural,
moral and spiritual development of the individual.