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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”.

2017.03.07.

Religious education transmits a “holistic world view”

Getting rid of religion in primary schools will not solve curriculum overload problem – Catholic Primary Schools Management Association.

2016.12.30.

Archbishop calls for less divisive debate on school patronage

“The demand for Catholic schools is strong. The demand for other forms of patronage is growing. The process of diversification is still too slow.”

2016.09.28.

Catholic Education Service welcomes cap removal on faith admissions

Arbitrary cap on faith-based admissions prevents the Church from meeting the demand from Catholic parents for places for their children and could cause schools to turn away Catholic families on the grounds of their faith.

2016.09.12.

Denominational schools under attack: Iona Institute

The NCCA wants more time to be spent teaching maths, Irish and English as well as a proposed new course called Education about Religion, Beliefs and Ethics instead of religion.

2016.07.27.

Bishops respond to Minister’s rescinding of Rule 68

“We wish to assure parents that the Minister’s announcement does not alter the ethos of Catholic schools" - Bishops' Council for Education.

2016.01.29.

CPMSA and Bishops’ Council back NCCA consultation

Some concerns that new programme will "adversely affect religious instruction and a faith-based school’s characteristic spirit.”

2015.11.05.

Catholic primary schools welcome refugee children

"The majority of schools have space to enrol children and would be happy to do so' - Catholic Primary Schools Management Association.

2015.09.23.

Bishop McAreavey: “Be proud of our schools”

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

2015.01.29.

Number of catholics has grown globally by 15m

The total number of priests in the world increased by 895 to 414,313.

2015.01.03.

Veritas donates large Nativity to school

Seeing the nativity scene will help students of St Raphael’s Special School to visualise and understand the Christmas story.

2014.12.03.

Primate launches online calendar for Advent

New features incorporated into the calendar include a ‘Thought for Today’ voiced by contributors including members of the hierarchy.

2014.11.26.
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