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Sturgeon: Catholic schools shaped modern Scotland

June 8th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

First Minister praises Catholic ethos in Education Act centenary lecture

The creation of state-funded Catholic schools helped ‘shape modern Scotland for the better,’ the First Minister said on June 2. Nicola Sturgeon was giving the annual Cardinal Winning Lecture in Bute Hall at Glasgow University. 2018 is the centenary year of the Catholic Education (Scotland) Act that brought Catholic schools into the state system. Mrs Sturgeon (right) said the act was a ‘national success story’ and a ‘very courageous and far-sighted compromise’ between the Church and state ‘with very few parallels elsewhere.’ “When you consider the immense contribution the Catholic community as a whole has made to Scotland in the last century, it seems to me to be inarguable that the settlement arrived at in 1918 is one which brought benefits, not just to the Catholic Faith, but to all of us.” She said her main message to the assembled Catholic audience was simple: “The Scottish Government is an unequivocal supporter of Catholic schools.... continue reading.

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