Thursday 22 February 2018

John Walshe: Debate about religion in our classrooms really hotting up

John Walshe

WHO now speaks for the Catholic Church in education? The submissions revealed today don't quite chime with the conciliatory sounds made by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, who was one of the first to say there were too many Catholic schools in this country.

Nor do they fit in well with the more nuanced approach adopted on radio last week by a new voice for the church, Fr Michael Drumm, chair of the recently established Catholic School Partnership.

"It's a case of one step forward, two steps back," a close observer who has read the documents remarked last night.

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