Education

Are Scottish Catholic Schools Grooming Children For Sexual Deviance?

Catholic Truth blogger, Summa, from Australia writes:  You must fight this. This plague is already in Australia.It is akin to grooming youth for sexual deviance: A spokeswoman for the Catholic Church in Scotland said: “The Church is working with the Catholic Head Teacher associations to ensure that all teachers have adequate knowledge, understanding and training and...

Theological Terrorism: Hierarchy Turning Christ’s Church Upside Down

From now on, says [Cardinal] Schönborn, all the previous magisterial texts concerning marriage and the family “have to be read in the light of Amoris Laetitia. [AL]” Read more here But, hang on... The Church has always tested the authenticity, the veracity of teachings by examining them in the light of Catholic Tradition: that which has been believed always,...

Pope To Youth: Find Jesus In Ecumenism

Click here to read Zenit report Comment: All the blether about youthful "restlessness" reminds me of the assumption, commonly heard in conversation, that all teenagers  are rebellious.  I questioned it when I was a teenager myself and I question it now.  It seems designed to ignite rebellion in young people.   And sadly, only a minority, seem...

Archbishop Tartaglia: Catholic schools have never been more successful…

Archbishop Tartaglia In his June 2016 end of term message to Catholic educators in Glasgow, Archbishop Tartaglia writes:  "I am pleased to be offered this opportunity to address a few words to those who teach in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Glasgow and, through them, to all who have a stake in Catholic Education, not...

Cult of Facebook Versus Catholic Faith?

I regularly hear parental concerns about the dangerously intrusive and addictive nature of Facebook, and, indeed, social media generally.  I've heard a variety of opinions expressed and examples given of the harm it can do to family life, but the most shocking remark came from a teenager (from a good Catholic family) who intimated...

General Discussion (10)

If there’s something of interest in the news that’s not covered in one of the topic threads, or you have a question to ask, a comment you’d like to  make about anything under the sun, more or less, this is the thread for you. However, please check first, to ensure that you haven’t missed...

The Conundrum of Catholic Schools

I'm always very surprised to learn of allegedly informed Catholics who continue to believe that Catholic schools are doing a great job.  It's as if there were no crisis in the Church, as if everyone involved had the same objective of passing on the Faith. Having led a number of RE Departments in Catholic schools in England, I know...

NET Groups: Destined To Fail?

Casting the NET    — AMANDA CONNELLY explains how NET MINISTRIES hopes that its recently set-up branch in Scotland has big plans in the months and years ahead Since the introduction of the Pope Benedict XVI Caritas Award in 2011-12, Scotland’s young Catholics have been afforded greater opportunity to bear testament to their Faith, and to be recognised...