Parish Practice

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...

A way through the moral maze Premium

21 April 2016 | by Judith Russi
Values are the latest focus for politicians concerned about children’s education. But a Catholic school should instead turn its attention to timeless virtues, rather than notions shaped by fashion

The gift of time Premium

14 April 2016 | by Bernard Cotter
Demands on a parish priest are enormous, and fly in from all directions, so the need for well-trained and committed volunteers, who are not there simply to ‘help Father’, is greater than it has ever been

Nearer to God in the busy life Premium

07 April 2016 | by Anne Inman
Many people whose daily responsibilities leave little time for prayer and contemplation suspect their pursuit of holiness comes a poor second to that possible in a monastic community. This is not necessarily so

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