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Vatican conference to focus on role of the elderly

“I see this conference as an endorsement of the key role the elderly play in our Church and in society today. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recognised that critical role when he wrote a special Prayer for Grandparents in 2008” - Bishop Denis Nulty.


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.”


Catholic schools succeed beause they are catholic, says Bishop of Killaloe

The Catholic education system has been so successful because it is catholic in the true sense of the word ... It is inclusive, outward looking and thoroughly excited to share the Good News with all and sundry.


Boxes of prayers for Catholic Schools’ Week

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin invites school communities to pray and place prayer petitions in box in school prayer spaces.


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


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.


Bishop warns schools not to prioritise league tables

"Jesus challenges our schools to prize mercy over an educational mannequin parade" - Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.


Cross brings together old & new at Tramore School

CPSMA welcomes announcement by Minister O'Sullivan concerning sustainable school communities.


Bishop McAreavey: “Be proud of our schools”

Tribute paid to teachers' contribution to the holistic development of their pupils.


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”.


Postpone confirmation until 16 urges Bishop Leahy

Confirmation often appears like a “pre-fabricated cultural package of Irish heritage we are born into" to be discarded later in life as part of our throwaway culture.


GAA star praises Catholic schools ahead of CSW Mass

RTÉ radio and television to broadcast liturgy celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin in Drogheda.


Catholic schools key to mission of the Church: Bishop Nulty

Key to a culture and society shaped with justice and integrity CSW2014 launch hears.


CSW celebrates “unique” Catholic vision of the child

Bishop Brendan Kelly speaks ahead of the launch today of Catholic Schools Week 2014.

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