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Makosa, Pawel – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
The present work aims at presenting and comparing challenges faced by religion teachers in Catholic and state schools in Poland. For that purpose, 10 religion teachers from Catholic and 10 from state high schools were interviewed. First of all, the concept of teaching religion was discussed, followed by an analysis of the Catholic schools'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, State Schools
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Seferta, Joseph – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
There was a brief period in the long history of the suffering church in Iraq when it received a tremendous support that it could only dream about. That was between 1932 and 1969 when it was enriched by the presence of American Jesuits who gave the church much of the educational, moral and pastoral backing that it needed. In this article we shall…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, Churches, Moral Values
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McDonough, Graham – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
Catholic schools have an important role in helping cultivate the future adult laity, especially given the continuing numerical decline and ageing of clergy and vowed religious persons. As there is demonstrable plurality among the laity on some issues that are controversial within the Church, however, and receiving and responding to controversy is…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Lay People, Controversial Issues (Course Content), High School Students
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Wuerl, Donald – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
The Church brings us an encounter with Jesus and offers us an invitation to faith. It proclaims Christ's words of truth and life. This article seeks to explore the depths of these realities in the context of our culture, our society--a world not always prepared to hear and accept the message. It is precisely this context that has evoked the call…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Beliefs, Catholics, Churches
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Cooper, Bruce S.; Sureau, John – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
Catholic schools in the United States have been in a serious state of decline, with the closing of a rising number of Catholic elementary and secondary schools, a major drop in student enrolments, and a real shortage of clergy and religious brothers and sisters to work in these schools. The purpose of this research article is to analyse how this…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, High School Seniors, Religious Education, Catholics