Parish Practice

Shine a light on who you are

11 February 2016 | by Kevin McGinnell
Ensuring a Catholic school has a strong Catholic identity should shape everything about it, from its design to the wages it pays its staff, as well as the formation of the children

Like Mary, in grief

04 February 2016 | by Jackie Williams
Lent in the Year of Mercy offers a special opportunity to recall loved ones who have died. The grief many of us carry may be too deep even for tears. A remembrance stole can point powerfully to the Resurrection

As Lent approaches, thoughts turn to what people might give up for the season. It can be helpful to make an exploration of the spirituality of fasting, and its often neglected role in the Christian tradition

Girls without boys

21 January 2016 | by Antonia Beary
It has become a commonly held view that girls who attend co-educational schools are better prepared for life afterwards than those from single-sex schools. Here, a head teacher challenges that assumption

Teachers play a key role in building the Catholic community and passing on the faith but in modern Britain they also have responsibilities to others

Fling the church doors open Free

17 December 2015
Sometimes our parishes seem to forget what makes a warm welcome, especially for those returning to Mass after a time away from the Church. Perhaps we need to raise our consciousness on this issue

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