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Catholic ethos

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”.


Deletion of Rule 68 may result in monolithic-type state education

CPSMA AGM told that deletion of Rule 68 “may have unwittingly edged us closer to a situation whereby the State is no longer providing for education through a plurality of providers, but is itself providing a monolithic-type state education”.


New Learning Centre honours Bishop Jones

Past pupil, long serving staff member and patron of Summerhill College “delighted to be associated so publicly with such a progressive development”.


Cura restructures its service delivery

The internet is by far the single greatest referral source for new Cura clients (41%) with over half of new-users visiting the site via tablet or smartphone.


Baptism criterion could ‘easily’ be removed

“The Catholic Church has no interest in having a monopoly of all the schools of Ireland," Primate tells RTE Radio.


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.


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.


High profile Synge Street principal bows out

“There has been a significant increase in those attending Third Level. When I started, 7% went on to third level, last year we sent 78%.”


Church & Family Care Society part over gay adoption

Equality would be best served by diversity of adoption providers with reasonable accommodation in law for those of a particular religious ethos: NI bishops.


Most Catholic schools are inclusive: Archbishop

"There is no divine right to a Catholic near-monopoly in education in Ireland."


Minister addresses concerns on divesting of schools

Archbishop warns of resistance as everybody is in favour of diversity except for their own school.


Parents must be catechised in order to pass on faith

Head of Commission for Catholic Education on the characteristics of a Catholic school.


Provision of abortion contravenes Mater’s ethos

Situation facing hospital “very, very grave” directors warn.

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