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Catholic ethos in schools must be defended – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

“What we need is variety in patronage, improvement in the quality of all schools and that is where real opportunity will arise,” the Archbishop said.

2018.05.10.

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.

Catholic schools must not be a source of division

At a Mass to mark the beginning of the new school year, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns that a narrow one-size-fits-all financial model can easily become a straitjacket for disadvantaged schools.

2017.09.26.

Church of Ireland patrons concerned over school admissions proposals

“In recent years, faith schools have been poorly served, at times, by news media. Too often, there is a failure to ensure that hyperbole and opinion are counterbalanced with evidence-based facts.”

2017.04.14.

Outgoing National President hails spirituality boost for SVP

Geoff Meagher highlighted how there has been better emphasis on “quality visitation”, spending more time really understanding the needs of those served and coming up with a plan that will get them back to self sufficiency.

2017.04.12.

“Vast majority of Catholic schools enrol all applicants”

The CPSMA, the CPS and Iona Institute react to Education Minister’s proposed changes to the school admission system.

2017.01.17.

Rule 68 abolition another attack on faith schools

“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”.

2015.12.10.

Catholics need to protect religious ethos of schools

Without a conscious effort to maintain a distinctly Catholic ethos, it can dissolve into non-descript and vague spiritualism or disappear entirely.

2015.11.17.

PP warns only catholic parents can choose to divest

The real demand in Ireland is not for secular schools but for school places and providing adequate places is the responsibility, not of the Catholic Church, but of the State.

2015.08.20.

Every child should have its ‘mammy and daddy’

"Will the terms ‘father’ and ‘mother’ have any real meaning in the future?" - Bishop Phonsie Cullinan.

2015.05.12.

Mass for teacher killed at UK catholic school

Tributes pour in for popular schoolteacher Anne Maguire killed by student.

2014.04.30.

Catholic schools can never be exclusivist – Archbishop

Education is not aimed just at exam results Archbishop highlights at centenary celebrations.

2013.10.09.

Mater Hospital will perform abortions under terms of Act

Hospital confirms it will comply with the law despite its Catholic ethos.

2013.09.26.
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