Catholic Schools in the Community of Faith: Sharing the Good News
Catholic schools in Ireland make an enormous contribution to our society and are models of inclusivity and care for all the students who attend them. Recently the diocese hosted a conference to discuss the future of these Schools in Ireland.
Address by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland at at the Ossory Adult Faith Development conference “Catholic Schools: Envisioning a Future” “Renewing our stewardship of Catholic schools has to involve renewing our commitment to respecting and promoting the right of children in our schools to be led and formed in authentic worship of [...]
Address by Fr Michael Drumm, Chairperson of Catholic Schools Partnership, at the Ossory Adult Faith Development conference “Catholic Schools: Envisioning a Future” Schools are among the most important realities in our lives. We spend a lot of time in them. This includes a significant proportion of that most formative period in life between 4-5 years of age and [...]
It is important to recognise that not all who are members of the Catholic school (be they parents, teachers, pupils or members of Boards of Management) are Catholic or active members of the Catholic Church. However, if the school is to be an effective Catholic school the Board must articulate the Catholic educational ethos that underlies its identity. Boards must approach the task of managing the school in active partnership with all who have a legitimate interest in the education it provides….
Fr Michael Drumm is Executive Chairperson of the Catholic Schools Partnership. The Catholic Schools Partnership was established in September 2009 and is intended to support all of the partners in Catholic education at first and second level. This includes patrons/trustees, management bodies including boards of management and teachers in Catholic schools. In this video posting [...]