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2018 Marks 100 Years of Catholic Schools in Scotland But… What’s The Point?

From the Scottish Catholic Observer...  24 November, 2017...   Challenge those who attack Catholic schools, Archbishop says Archbishop Tartaglia said celebrations of the centenary of Catholic education in Scotland should include a robust defence of Catholic schools The Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia is encouraging Catholics to get involved in upcoming celebrations to mark 100 years...

Is Home-Schooling The Only Meaningful Option For Catholic Parents Today?

"Parents are the first and the most important educators of their own children, and they also possess a fundamental competence in this area; they are educators because they are parents."       Pope John Paul II  ... Seton Home Study School [is] here to assist parents with their educational duties. We help by providing counseling...

Catholic Schools Vs Catholic Education

First Minister praises Catholic schools First Minster Nicola Sturgeon praised Catholic schools during a meeting with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia and other faith leaders on Friday January 13.       The SNP leader was chairing an annual meeting of Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS) which brings leaders from a range of denominations together, including...

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...

Ireland: is Catholic Education Finished?

Catholic and Protestant teachers will train alongside each other in a new institute announced by the Irish Government last week. The Institute of Education will replace the Catholic St Patrick’s College and Mater Dei Institute as well as the Church of Ireland College of Education and operate under Dublin City University. The move was announced by...

Catholic Education Week Scotland – More Bluff, Bluster & Baloney…

From 23rd February to the 1st March 2014 Scotland's   Catholic schools and parishes will celebrate how they support children and young   people to ensure that they are "Shining the Light of Faith" in   their daily lives.  This theme has been inspired by the first Encyclical of Pope   Francis: 'Lumen Fidei' (The Light of Faith).Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said:...

Lanarkshire: Should Syphilis Lead To “Sexplanations” in Catholic Schools?

A very concerned parent passed us a copy of a letter dated 11 November, 2013, which her daughter brought home from her Catholic school. Read the text below, and click on the picture to visit the "Sexplanations" website. Then tell us if you think there is ever any excuse to deliver the "safer sex" message to...

Orthodoxy Vs Tradition?

  The Flock, a conservative publication edited by Daphne McLeod, has been, for many years now, the mouthpiece of Catholics in the UK, concerned about the dreadful state of religious education in Catholic schools. The current edition, which arrived in my inbox yesterday, is brilliant in its exposé of the latest text-book to be used...