Religious Education in Primary Schools

Posted on 18. Oct, 2012 in Church Teachings, Religious teaching, Schools

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 […]

A New Catholic School

Posted on 06. Sep, 2012 in Church Teachings, Religious patronage, Religious teaching, Schools, Uncategorized

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 […]

School Reform

Posted on 26. Jul, 2012 in Religious patronage, Religious teaching, Schools

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 […]

Communion Meaning

Posted on 17. May, 2012 in Church Teachings, Religious teaching, Schools

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 […]

A Spiritual Education

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

Posted on 12. Mar, 2012 in Religious patronage, Religious teaching, Schools

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 […]

Sunday School

Posted on 11. Nov, 2011 in Liturgy, Religious teaching

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.    

The King James Bible

Posted on 03. Nov, 2011 in Church Teachings, Religious teaching

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

Posted on 21. Jan, 2009 in Church Teachings, Religious teaching, Schools

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 […]

Evangelisation School Knock

Posted on 29. Oct, 2008 in Church Teachings, Education, Religious teaching, Schools

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.