“Cling to the Rosary as the creeper clings to the tree – for without Our Lady we cannot stand,” – St Teresa of Calcutta
“We hope primary schools, families and especially young children will make use of the Child’s Bible Project in the classroom and at home,” said Dr Caroline Hull.
Encouraged by Pope Francis, Archbishop Eamon Martin invites grandparents and grandchildren to share their own stories this weekend – whether that’s over the phone, on social media, or by video call – about how they are “coping during the coronavirus crisis”.
"Please think of our child as though she were your own daughter. Please help us," – Huma's parents.
The main event will be on Thursday 15 January at 7.30 p.m. in Merrion Road Church, Blackrock, Dublin.
The organisation appeals for more government funding as the gap between the demand for services and the funding it receives from government increases.
A new trend with significant cost implications is the use of digital devices in schools.
“Developing a free education system will not happen overnight but the government must take the first step in creating a more equitable system,” said Suzanne Connolly, CEO, Barnardos.
Some 90 per cent of parents funded the special day with savings. However, 5 per cent took out loans.
Family.ie advises parents to spend time talking to children in pre-teen years before they naturally pull away and to “control what you can control” – in particular getting phones out of bedrooms.
The data reveals that Ireland is unique in its dependence on schools in preparing for and celebrating the sacraments.
“Lord bless our Christian mothers; Lord Bless our Christian fathers.”
The survey showed that 11 per cent of primary school parents and 21 per cent of secondary school parents are forced to borrow money to cover school costs. Other parents either delay payment of other bills or take money out of savings.
“Catholic schools should seek to promote a positive self-image and attitude to our bodies, an appreciation of the gift of sexuality,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.
“Young people appreciate authenticity and if what we say is real, then it resonates for them,” Bishop of Limerick advises in run-up to Synod on youth.
Parents are more concerned about the cost of sending their children to school than the possibility that they might be bullied.
It is “very important that we pray for the success of the World Meeting of Families – not as an event but as a moment of renewal of love especially within families” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
His Holiness baptises 28 infants during a joyful – if noisy – Sistine Chapel Mass.
One in ten parents get into debt to send their children to school. Some even borrow from money lenders.
Garden is to be a place in view of the Shrine for bereaved parents and is dedicated to the memory of all deceased children.
“The Catholic Church has no interest in having a monopoly of all the schools of Ireland," Primate tells RTE Radio.
Rise Up research uncovers endemic societal inequalities that limit children from achieving their potential according to Barnardos.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin leads prayers and condolences for Berkeley victims saying "These young men and women were the products of what is best in Irish families".
“Jesus has compassion on those who mourn because the death of a loved one is never without pain for families. This is especially true of parents who lose a child": Pope
"Parents and grandparents today need our ongoing support and challenge to live up to the promises they undertake on behalf of their children” - Bishop Treanor.
The great challenge facing people today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information.
Call for Dr Maureen Gaffney to withdraw remarks effectively likening those who do not want marriage redefined to Nazis and racists.
“We are all children of a male and a female and this must have relevance to our understanding of the way children should be nurtured and educated."
Pope Francis encourages healthcare professionals and medical students to specialise in palliative care.