Religious education in Primary Schools is often a contentious topic. Given that there are few options, schools, pupils and parents often find themselves in the position of mismatched religious needs. This is particularly the case during the years where students are celebrating a sacrament. Miriam Gormally spoke with Dr. Gareth Byrne, Head of Religious Education […]
Le Cheile was recently awarded patronage for the new post primary school in Mulhuddart. This was mainly due to their commitment to academic excellence and pastoral care as well as demand from local parents. Miriam Gormally spoke with Sean Goan, Faith Development Officer with Le Chéile schools about what this would mean and the various […]
The need for radical reform of the Irish education system as envisaged by Education Minister Ruairi Quinn, and the impact that reform might have on Catholic schools, are topics that have been repeatedly discussed on radio and in the paper. This summer’s edition of the influential Jesuit journal Studies explores this topic, including a features […]
Children all around the country will be making their communion this May. But what does it mean to them or to their parents? Miriam Gormally met Monsignor James Cassin, Executive Secretary to the Episcopal Commission for Catholic Education and Formation. She began by putting it to him that a large part of Catholic Education and […]
Posted on 23. Mar, 2012 in Religious teaching
This is the second piece with Michael Maginn, Parish Priest of St Paul’s in Lurgan, Co Armagh. Here he talks with Pat Coyle about the importance of Education and how sometimes it’s not until years later that you can assimilate or find meaning in what you have learned. Pat Coyle began by asking Michael about […]
Religious education is a very important issue for parents and children alike. From choosing a school to deciding whether to partake in Faith formation, parents are constantly faced with choices around education. Sean Goan is Faith Development Officer with Le Chéile, as well as being active in giving courses and retreats on scripture. Here he […]
The Rev Patrick Lawrence speaks here with Heather Wilkinson, chairperson of the Sunday School Society of Ireland, about the differences between Sunday School now and when it first started.
This year is the 400thanniversary of the publishing of the King James Version of the Bible. Rev Patrick Lawrence met with Dr Katie Heffelfinger. He began by asking her what impact the King James Version of the Bible would have had when it was first published.
Catholic Schools Week will take place from January 26th to February 1st. It is a week to acknowledge the work done by Catholic schools historically throughout Ireland as well as look to the future and see what form Catholic education will take. Miriam Gormally spoke with Mgr. Jim Cassin from St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. She […]
Part of the Mission statement of Our Lady’s School of Evangelisation in Knock says that “… (it) exists to provide intellectual and spiritual formation in the Catholic Faith and human studies, training in evangelisation and character formation through community living.” Co-Founder Evelyn Healy told Eileen Good how it all started.