Parish Practice

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

Holy doors are open doors Premium

15 December 2016 | by Tom Grufferty
‘Welcome the stranger’ is one of the first Christian principles. But many of our parishes leave something to be desired in the way they receive new arrivals. Christmas is an excellent time to put this right

Ready to rise with Christ Premium

08 December 2016 | by John Deehan
A recent CDF instruction that ashes of the deceased should be treated with the same dignity and respect as an uncremated body requires the utmost sensitivity from priests explaining it to the bereaved

Follow the Good Shepherd Premium

01 December 2016 | by John Cosgrove
Children with autism may be excluded from school because of disruptive behaviour. But the condition that inhibits communication and emotional understanding is to blame, and these ‘lost sheep’ can be found

Yearning in hope Premium

24 November 2016 | by Denis McBride
As we step into Advent, the decorations we make can help us see that what is important is not necessarily what is happening now. We must look back to God’s promises and Christ’s birth and forward to his return

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