What has the Catholic Church given to the world
Contributions: Catholic Bishops Commission for Catechetics
Translation: Suzanna Joseph
Catholic Church has introduced a new culture in the world. Jesus Christ said “You will know them by their fruit” (Matthew 7: 16). This is witnessed by the efforts of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church is even appreciated by those who are not a part of it.
For instance in 1907 Robert Wilson, an atheist, donated thirty two and a half million dollars in New York. He confessed that without the Roman Catholic Church western civilization was beyond imagination.
Roman Catholic Church has contributed in a number of occupations but its most prominent benefaction is to the education system.
Early Catholic universities include Bologna (1088); Paris (c 1150); Oxford (1167); Salerno (1173); Vicenza (1204); Cambridge (1209); Salamanca (1218-1219); Padua (1222); Naples (1224) and Vercelli (1228). By the middle of the 15th-century (more than 70 years before the Reformation), there were over 50 universities in Europe.
After the sixteenth century the educational system in Europe also included Grammar School.
Today in every country Catholic School Systems have been established. Which impartially educates more than fifty million students, a rough estimate.
The world recognizes and appreciates the efforts of these Catholic institutions as they have schooled a number of scientists and religious leaders.
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