“Withdrawing vital child benefit from families struggling to keep their children in school will not tackle child poverty."
Board of CPSMA expresses its appreciation to Fr Tom Deenihan, who has been General Secretary for almost three years, and brought enormous energy and commitment to the role.
“If you take a look at the top 11 schools they are all faith-based, and I think that says it all” - Sean Rafferty, head of St Louis Grammar in Ballymena in Co Antrim.
President of Mary Immaculate College extols the merits of second chance education.
New group 'Faith in our schools' suggests allocation of up to 10% of places in oversubscribed Catholic schools to unbaptised / non Catholic children.
The conference brings together leaders from the media, education, politics, the arts, business, social sector and the Churches to learn from one another.
“The Diocesan Assembly and the Listening Process identified ministry to young people as one of the four areas of pastoral action to be addressed.”
One of the first documentaries on Irish television was the Radharc programme ‘The parish with the most vocations in Ireland – Doon, County Limerick.’
Sr Orla Treacy IBVM from Bray is principal of the Loreto Secondary School in Rumbek which has grown from 35 students to 183 since it opened in 2008.
Jointly Managed Schools a new model agreed by the main Churches and the Northern Ireland Department of Education.
Catholic patronage criticised by those concerned with getting their children into their school of choice for academic reasons or to join their friends.
ALONE research shows respondents were most concerned about being able to maintain independence on the state pension and finding themselves lonely.
Hierarchy focus on five key election issues: housing crisis, education, crime, healthcare, right to life and refugee crisis.
If an unborn child has a life-limiting condition, it would be “inhumane to withdraw the protection of the Constitution to their right to life”.
President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors reiterates bishops must report all suspected cases of sexual abuse to civil authorities.
Eight female congregations will provide information about vocations and the role a Sister can play in assisting the more vulnerable in society.
Around 40% of pupils today are Muslim and there are up to three dozen nationalities at the school.
"Jesus challenges our schools to prize mercy over an educational mannequin parade" - Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.
Falling enrolments linked to spiralling accommodation costs in the private rental sector.
New figures show that the children's charity helped 340 more children in 2015 than in 2014.
“Our solidarity with one another, and especially with those in the greatest need, is an expression of who we are as the people of a merciful God.”
“The university is a message to those who want us thrown out of the circle of history. It means we are staying ...”
“A faith school has a right to have a faith-based ethos. Parents have a right to send their children to a school with a faith ethos that can permeate the school day”.
The way forward for the Catholic Church is to implement the “community model” of Church proposed by the Second Vatican Council.
Irish missionary is helping over half a million of Kenya's poorest eking out an existence in a slum with inadequate sanitation, medical, educational and water services.
“Thank you Trócaire for not forgetting about me” were the words of one young bed-ridden mother of two.
Without a conscious effort to maintain a distinctly Catholic ethos, it can dissolve into non-descript and vague spiritualism or disappear entirely.
In the current debates about Catholic schools there is often so much emphasis on ownership and rights to ownership from the Church side.
"Our celebration is tinged with a certain sadness because we say farewell to the Sisters who were at the very heartbeat of this community over these years".
Archbishop Martin calls for Church to free itself from positions of the past including control of schools and institutions.