Monday 16 January 2017

State on collision course with faith schools over marriage

Published 25/09/2015 | 02:30

During the marriage referendum we were assured that faith schools could continue to teach what they believe about marriage and the family. The Different Families, Same Love programme throws that promise out the window.
During the marriage referendum we were assured that faith schools could continue to teach what they believe about marriage and the family. The Different Families, Same Love programme throws that promise out the window.

Pope Francis, currently in America, is flavour of the month. But if he was a teacher in a Catholic primary school in this country that might not last too long.

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That's because Pope Francis is given to saying this sort of thing: "We must reaffirm the right of children to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child's development and emotional maturity."

Or this: "The differences between men and women are not of the order of opposition or subordination, but rather communion and generation, always as the image and semblance of God."

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