Catholic Education

Posted on 04. Feb, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Education, Religious patronage, Religious teaching, Schools

Until this Saturday, schools everywhere are celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2016, with the theme “Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy”. While Catholic Schools have much to celebrate, Bishop Brendan Kelly writing in the Irish Times talked about how they are also unfairly criticised over their admissions policy. Miriam Gormally spoke with Eithne Woulfe SSL, former principal […]

A Jesuit Education

Posted on 30. Jul, 2015 in Christian Values, Religious teaching, Schools

Jesuit Education and their schools are renowned the world over, often which far more people wanting to attend than there are places. But what is it that makes them so special or desirable? Dr Jean-Pierre Eyanga Ekumeloko was educated in Boboto College in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He says that “There are values, […]

Teaching Art

Posted on 23. Jul, 2015 in Education, Exams, Schools

Art education is an important aspect of the overall education of children. Siobhan McKenzie is an art teacher  and believes that teaching through art opens up a whole world of colour to students and teaches them a better way to understand themselves. She talks to Miriam Gormally about the Learning Through Art program and how […]

Communion Considerations

Posted on 07. May, 2015 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Schools

It’s that time of year again when many excited little girls and boys around the country are preparing for the Communion. For some it is a meaningful sacrament, for others it is one of their biggest fashion days to date. The recession however has meant nothing but worry and stress before the First Holy Communion. […]

Spiritual Direction

Posted on 05. Mar, 2015 in Religious teaching, Spiritual

Brendan McManus, author and Jesuit priest, currently works in the area of spirituality and spiritual accompaniment in Belfast. He has recently published the book “Redemption Road: Grieving on the Camino” which deals with healing and recovery in the aftermath of his brother’s death. He also moves across the border to Donegal to offer spiritual direction […]

Catholic Schools Week 2014

Posted on 23. Jan, 2014 in Schools, Young people

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of the Catholic Faith and it’s deep involvement in the education of our youth.  Conor Deane went along to the launch of Catholic Schools Week in St. Dominics College Cabra to learn more about what it’s about and to see first hand the involvement of students and teachers and […]

Father Peter Rodgers OFM

Posted on 24. Oct, 2013 in Religious patronage, Spirituality

Father Peter Rodgers OFM Director General of CORI speaks with Conor Deane. In this interview, the first of two, Father Peter Rodgers OFM speaks with Conor Deane about his early beginnings in the Capuchins and of some of his most memorable moments before becoming Director General of CORI. In April of 2013 CORI announced the […]

Catholic Education

Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 in Education, Religious teaching, Schools

A piece from our archive – September 16th 2009 – This year’s event will be held on October 5th 2013. Here we look back at what the congress looked at in 2005.   September is back to school month and many parents may be wondering or possibly worrying about their children’s education. One area that […]

The Bully

Posted on 22. Aug, 2013 in Discrimination, Relationships, Schools

A piece from our archive – January 10th 2007 Bullying is a huge problem in schools throughout the country.  But what goes on in the minds of the bully and how can we help them change their ways?  Cathy Finnegan is a guidance councillor in Wilson Hospital School in Co. Westmeath and is currently undertaking […]

Meditation – a gift for life

Posted on 04. Jul, 2013 in Prayer, Schools, Spiritual, Spirituality

Christian meditation is experiencing a revival as the John Main tradition of meditation is spreading throughout the country. Noel Keating has been involved with meditation for over ten years and is now looking at ways of bringing meditation into schools and getting children involved. In this first of a two-part series, he looks at the […]