Parish Practice

Get out and get on with it Premium

23 June 2016 | by Nicholas Henshall
The Mass ends with an instruction to the congregation to go out and tell the world about Jesus Christ – this ‘sending’ is what the word means. One cathedral community decided to put this meaning into action

Wear it with pride Premium

16 June 2016 | by Annabel Miller
The time when a school uniform was regarded as an unacceptable constraint on the individuality of school students is gone. Despite recent controversies, most parents – and their offspring – see its advantages

Close encounters with the promised land Premium

09 June 2016 | by Grania Egan
Not everyone has the time, resources or capacity to make a pilgrimage to the holy sites of Christianity. But collaborating to create a virtual pilgrimage brings together a host of talents in the service of evangelisation

A help for teachers in need Premium

02 June 2016 | by Martin O’Brie
Many students in Catholic schools never attend Mass and the only time they hear the Gospel is at school, particularly during assembly. This places a special responsibility on those leading daily worship

A journey in space and time Premium

26 May 2016 | by John Deehan
In his exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Pope Francis invites us to a process of discernment that varies from one person to another, but is always guided by the teaching and wisdom of the Church on the nature of love

Time off can be time well spent Premium

19 May 2016 | by John Cosgrove
After a High Court case about term-time holidays for pupils, the Government has pledged to tighten up regulations about school absences. But one Catholic school found such holidays can be beneficial

Identity preserved Premium

12 May 2016 | by Anita Boniface
Dementia Awareness Week begins tomorrow. When a loved one is affected, their suffering and that of their friends and family can be hard to bear. The group Dementia Companions can help

There is an important distinction between how Catholic and Church of England schools teach about faith. But they can learn from one another and pass on a richer experience in the formation of their pupils...

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