A Journal for The Contemporary Church

New and Back Issues

The NCCA’S recommendations for a new RSE programme in Schools: is it compatible with the Catholic Ethos?


This article will provide a critical analysis of the recommendations made in the ‘Report on the Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in primary and post-primary schools’ (henceforth referred to as ‘NCCA report’), which was published by the NCCA in December 2019, in light of Catholic Church teaching on sexuality. The superiority of the Catholic Church’s position over the stance taken by the NCCA will be proposed in this article through a discussion of the fundamental concepts of truth, happiness and purpose, and freedom.

Category: About the Author