Parish Practice

Governing is not just for others Premium

23 February 2017 | by Paul Barber
If we want to maintain the faith character of our state-funded Catholic schools, we cannot leave this to head teachers. The role of Foundation Governor is vital, and many have the necessary skills

Music at a time of penitence Premium

16 February 2017 | by Frances Novillo
For Lent, choices of hymns, Psalms and chants should express a special sensitivity to the solemn and transformative purpose of the weeks before Easter. There is a wide range of material available

Review, evaluate, celebrate Premium

09 February 2017 | by Judith Russi
Meeting Ofsted’s inspection criteria is important, but Catholic schools must also develop an education that goes beyond what simply can be measured and embraces the formation of the whole person

All prayer, all of the time Premium

01 February 2017 | by Nicholas Henshall
Inspired by the calling of one individual, a cathedral joined in a city-wide initiative to establish prayer 24/7. The spaces provided clearly responded to a contemplative yearning on the part of many Christians

A vision comes first Premium

25 January 2017 | by Judith Russi
The dedication of school governors is not questioned, but their first responsibility – to defend what is distinctive about Catholic education and promote its mission – receives too little attention

Step forward in love Premium

12 January 2017 | by Shaun Middleton
Caritas in Westmister diocese has launched an inspiring programme called ‘Love in Action’ that introduces the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and shows how these can be put into practice by parishioners

Communication is the key Premium

04 January 2017 | by John Cosgrove
With increasing numbers of non-Christian children – Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists – attending Catholic schools, it is vital to maintain a dialogue with parents about their religious views

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