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The greatest threat to Catholic education is a lack of parental involvement

“The family is the privileged place of encounter and growth – parents are the first teachers, the home is the first school of humanity.”

2019.02.02.

Global Catholic population grows for third consecutive year

Europe was the only continent to see a drop in its Catholic population, down by 240,000.

2018.10.21.

Canon Thomas Deenihan appointed by Pope as new Bishop of Meath

"Catholic schools are not a notion or an ideology but, rather, Catholic schools are the schools in our own parishes that serve and are part of the local communities and that teach and welcome the local children.”

2018.06.18.

Funeral Mass for Bishop Christy Jones takes place in Sligo today

"Bishop Christy discharged his ministry at a time of seismic and rapid change both in civil society and in the church family."

2018.05.22.

Student whose parents fled war-torn Kosovo wins journalism prize

As part of the Columban Centenary (1918-2018) celebrations, students aged between 15-18 were invited to write an article or make a video on the theme ‘Migrants are our Neighbours’.

2018.03.20.

Catholic schools called to be a family of families – Bishop Monahan

Catholic Schools Week – the annual all-Ireland celebration of Catholic education – runs from 28 January to 4 February.

2018.01.27.

Lack of government planning causing oversubscribed schools

The lifting of the Baptism barrier is legally fraught, and will not solve problem of under supply of schools in certain areas.

2018.01.06.

Real issue is not religion, it is resources

Catholic Primary Schools Management Association calls on Education Minister to “man up” and get extra resources for education and capitation grants. Focus on baptism barrier is “sucking the air out of real issues, like lack of resources”.

2017.06.30.

Focus on care for the earth in Catholic Schools Week 2017

“Catholic education has played a key role in the integration of new communities into Ireland and is one of the most valuable things we have” – CPSMA

2017.01.28.

Catholic schools: future depends on ability to inspire

Schools that try to be “all things to all citizens” may end up with a “compromised ethos” warns Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.10.21.

Carmelite will lead Catholic Schools Partnership

"Together I hope that we can continue to help in supporting and further developing a vibrant Catholic education sector," says Fr Richard Byrne OCarm.

2016.09.10.

Closure of Catholic colleges mark beginning of new era

New institutions are needed to address a new era says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.08.26.

Largest catholic universities in UK & France sign MoU

Deal will see increased co-operation including the exchange of students and staff, the awarding of joint degrees, ICP ecclesiastical degrees, joint summer schools and research collaboration.

2016.08.15.

Educate politicians on Catholic education: CPSMA

The debate on Catholic primary schools has focused more on ideology than on reality: Fr Tom Deenihan.

2016.02.27.

‘Inclusion is not just about religious denomination’

At the launch of Catholic Schools Week, CPSMA General Secretary criticises league tables in which educationally gifted are valued and those who are not are shunned.

2016.01.26.

Catholic schools must be a choice in pluralist Ireland

Baptising children simply to be able to attend a specific school is an abuse of baptism Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns.

2015.12.08.

Title deeds don’t guarantee Catholic ethos: Martin

In the current debates about Catholic schools there is often so much emphasis on ownership and rights to ownership from the Church side.

2015.11.14.

Catholic schools must have clear identity: Archbishop

“We have Catholic schools because parents want them. It is parents who must insist that the religious ethos of our schools is respected and not abandoned.”

2015.11.12.

Catholic colleges in Limerick & Thurles to merge

Incorporation of St Patrick's College by Mary Immaculate College will establish one of the biggest teacher-training colleges outside Dublin.

2015.09.15.

Newman College Ireland completes inaugural year

Marriage referendum result was a 'wake up call' as to how seriously Catholic education needs to be revivified says CEO of new Irish Catholic college.

2015.06.28.

Primary schools prepare for new RE programme

Grow in Love programme, replacing Alive O, will be rolled out in Catholic primary schools from September 2015.

2015.06.20.

Tributes paid to Bishop Thomas Flynn on his death

Bishop who led the Diocese of Achonry for almost 31 years until retiring in 2008 had a “reputation as a pastoral leader with a great love for Catholic education”.

2015.06.04.

Catholic education the subject of media caricatures

Glenstal Abbot warns that “The Catholic Church, for the pantomime which the press is keen to promote, is the Wicked Stepmother of every fairy tale."

2015.02.10.

Primate welcomes demise of academic selection

“No young person should be turned away from a Catholic school on the basis of their mark in an entrance test at the age of ten or eleven”.

2015.01.27.

Irish priest’s role in Toronto education recalled

Spiritan priest Fr John Geary made “an incredible contribution to Catholic education in the city of Toronto”.

2015.01.03.

Cardinal Dolan of NY leads Mullingar celebration

Cathedral of Christ the King marks 75th anniversary with day of jubilations.

2014.09.07.

First Catholic amalgated school a “landmark”

Catholic education still has a vital place in the Irish educational system - Archbishop.

2014.04.02.

Key Vatican education expert pays tribute to Irish monks

Demand for Catholic education growing: 60m students attend 200,000 catholic schools worldwide.

2014.03.03.

Too many young lives lost to depression: Archbishop

"Creeping despair and emptiness ... has tragically taken the lives of too many of our young people through suicide.”

2014.02.21.

Archbishop defines some of the aims of Catholic education

Catholic education must reach out to those with unmet educational needs.

2013.10.12.
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