Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

Spiritual direction could transform Catholic school communities

Monday, May 29th, 2023
spiritual direction

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
More accolades

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

Dialogue with the local community a key to Catholic school

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Dialoguing with the local community while protecting and promoting the Catholic school’s identity are vital components of the modern Catholic school. The instruction comes in a new document about Catholic schools from the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education. “The Identity of the Catholic School for a Culture of Dialogue” focuses on the schools’ obligations to Read more

Politician’s LGBTQI rights bill divides Catholic schools

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Catholic schools in New South Wales are divided over a proposed anti-trans education bill. The proposal seeks to ban any discussion of gender diversity in the state’s classrooms. The state’s main Catholic education body supports One Nation leader Mark Latham’s the bill. The large Parramatta diocese, however, is lodging a strong objection. Latham’s bill proposes Read more

Catholic School principal spends day on the roof

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Carley Dunphey principal at St. Patrick School in Brighton, Michigan worked on the school’s roof after students surpassed 100,000 minutes of reading over two weeks during a read-a-thon. “I put a challenge out there to our students that if they reached 100,000 minutes reading as a combined total for our whole school, that I would Read more

Fund will allow Hato Paora to improve living environment

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Hato Pāori College timuaki, principal, Nathan Matthews said he was pleased with the announcement of a new $20 million fund for Māori boarding schools. “The ability to upgrade our facilities is timely. Our preference would be to put it into pastoral care, because [students] spend 17 hours in the living environment and only seven hours Read more