18Aug School Patronage: Give or Take?

Brendan Hoban, writing in his column in The Western People, raises the issue of the campaign being waged to force the Catholic Church to hand over half of its primary level schools to patrons with a different ethos.
Brendan says that "The truth is that only Catholic parents can make that decision."
"The real demand in Ireland is not for secular schools but for school places and providing adequate places is the responsibility, not of the Catholic Church, but of the State."

18Aug 18th August. Tuesday, Week 20

1st Reading: Judges 6:11-24

When Gideon doubts, his faith is confirmed by a sign from God.

Now the angel of the Lord came and sat under the oak at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, as his son Gideon …

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