Report: Catholic education has many positives to offer

Members of the Diocesan Education Working Group gathered at the Diocesan Offices to present a report to Bishop Fintan.

Members of the Diocesan Education Working Group who presented their report to Bishop Fintan Gavin. Pictured L to R: Msgr. Aidan O’Driscoll, Pat Kinsella, Elaine O’Sullivan, Bishop Fintan Gavin, Regina O’Sullivan and Br. Martin Kenneally.

The report, ‘Education – A Seed of Hope’ looks at the relationship between the Diocese of Cork & Ross and the education sector. In particular, it focuses on deepening the connection between the Diocese and parish, community-based and Catholic Schools where the Bishop is patron or co-patron.

To this end, the report offers a number of recommendations for action. The report is essentially the first phase of an on-going project of engagement and dialogue between the Diocese and key stakeholders. 

In a time of rapid change, Catholic schools and faith schools more generally face the challenge of defining their identity more clearly and showing the positive contribution they make to a diverse and changing society.