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Catholic education
September 01, 2021
The Christian Leadership Foundation, a charity founded by David Alton in 2012, has completed the first part of its new programme for young people in lower sixth forms. Fourteen young students – mostly 17 years old – met in late July at the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst for five days of debate, prayer, discussion
September 01, 2021
A grounding in Classics helps children understand the difference between faith and reason, writes Dominic Sullivan
August 31, 2021
Today’s key Catholic schools attract diverse, multi-faith students who benefit from a principled way of learning. By Sophia Waugh
May 06, 2021
The Institute of Theology and Liberal Arts at St Mary’s University in Twickenham (England) has announced the subject of this year’s third annual essay writing contest. The competition invites Year 12 students in English and Welsh schools to prepare an essay on the topic: “The Bible is the supreme authority for Christians.” Now in its
February 27, 2021
The pandemic has accelerated the closing of Catholic schools, as parishes and diocese bleed money. It also offers a rare chance to make Catholic education important again.
January 21, 2021
Catholic universities have a gift to offer the world which arises from the way we think about knowledge. We have a duty in teaching and research to ensure that the link between faith and reason is not severed. A Catholic university should also help in the building of character. Our alumni should go on to serve society whist practising the virtues – whether they practice in business, the law, sport, health or education.
December 28, 2020
A statement from Ampleforth acknowledged past failures and expressed readiness for a new inspection as soon as possible.
December 26, 2020
"It’s beyond me," says teacher, governor and education consultant Calvin Robinson, "why a Conservative government is pushing this authoritarian approach. The rights and responsibilities of parents to educate their children are paramount."
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