Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

Commitment to the Catholic mission ‘can’t be comprised’ in Catholic schools

Monday, June 17th, 2024

When Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer attended Catholic schools in the 1960s, the landscape of Catholic education was such that there were typically only Catholics in Catholic schools; the schools were almost exclusively run by religious, and it was as if every parish had one. Times have since changed, and those past realities are, for the most Read more

Former Trinity Catholic College student inspires with NASA success story

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

A former pupil of Dunedin’s Trinity Catholic College, now a NASA scientist, returned to his alma mater to inspire students to follow their passion. Hamish Prince, who graduated from college in 2014, recently spoke to students about his journey from Dunedin to NASA. Prince, a graduate research assistant in atmospheric science, shared how his love Read more

Christians are ‘samples’ not salespeople

Thursday, March 21st, 2024
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According to Fr Richard Leonard SJ, Christians are not salespeople but free giveaways or samples of Christianity, of how to love our neighbour, and that’s what Catholic education should be. Leonard worked for 25 years in forming teachers and spoke recently to the South Australian Catholic school leaders in Adelaide, Australia. For many children, Catholic Read more

Catholic education saves taxpayers billions

Monday, March 18th, 2024

A groundbreaking study has confirmed the immense financial benefits of parental school choice in Australia. Non-government schools save taxpayers at least $4.59 billion annually in recurrent funding costs. The research from Catholic Schools NSW, published March 14, reveals that if all schools received their full government funding entitlement, the yearly recurrent savings provided by non-government Read more

Spiritual direction could transform Catholic school communities

Monday, May 29th, 2023
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Offering spiritual direction to teachers could transform Catholic school communities. That’s leading religious education scholar Associate Professor Michael Buchanan’s opinion. Schools have become a more diverse workforce. This has led many learning communities to introduce formation opportunities. These enable all teachers to participate in enhancing the Catholic school’s mission. Buchanan (pictured) said a growing number Read more

Hibernian education trust funding offer gets no response

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

The Hastings Hibernian Education Trust is left puzzled that no one has responded to the Trust’s invitation for funding applications. Wanting to help, in mid-September, the Trust emailed the invitations to 160 parishes throughout the country, but a month later, two weeks before applications closed on November 1, no applications had been received. On learning Read more

More international accolades for NZ bishops’ trailblazing sexual diversity doc

Thursday, October 20th, 2022
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Accolades continue for the New Zealand Catholic bishops’ trailblazing document on sexual diversity. The latest comes from David Palmieri of Outreach, a US LGBTQ Catholic resource. “Aroha and Diversity in Catholic Schools, manifests the love of Jesus Christ in its courage to seek “respect, compassion, and sensitivity” for LGBTQ children in Catholic schools and colleges” Read more

Globally groundbreaking NZ bishops

Monday, October 17th, 2022

The new pastoral guidelines concerning gender and sexuality are “groundbreaking”, says New Ways Ministry’s Robert Shine. Primarily targeting Catholic educators, “Aroha and Diversity in Catholic Schools” is the opposite of so many policies which have harmed students and upset school communities in recent years, Shine comments. The document clearly shows the bishops’ core concern is Read more

Helping each student shine is a spiritual work of mercy, pope says

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Education is a spiritual work of mercy not because it imparts information, but because it helps another find meaning and learn to shine, Pope Francis told members of a Catholic group from Argentina. When done with respect, “education offers a meaning, a narrative to every element of human life,” and it “helps to bring out Read more

Initiative challenges Catholic schools’ evangelising mission

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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An initiative challenging Bishops to support the evangelising mission and ministries in Catholic schools saw religious education leaders learning together last week. Some participated online, others came together in person. Organised by Catholic Education Auckland in partnership with the Diocese of Hamilton and Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College, the Spiritus Aotearoa NZ 2022 summit responded Read more