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Change coming for our schools
March 7th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
Government must embrace religious diversity and Church must stay positive, top academic tells Catholic educators
By Ian Dunn and Liz Leydon CATHOLIC schools are changing in Scotland and, whether or not independence comes, the Scottish Government must embrace religious diversity and the Church must be positive, the Catholic education community in Scotland has been told. Academics, teachers, clergy and Catholic pupils who joined Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Bishop-elect John Keenan of Paisley for the Cardinal Winning lecture at Glasgow University, heard keynote speaker Professor Tony Finn state with humour and passion that Catholic schools are an asset to the Church, other faith communities and to Scottish society at large. “For many pupils the school IS the Church,” Professor Finn (above) told the audience at the St Andrew’s Foundation lecture last Saturday, by way of explanation of decreasing Church attendance, yet a constant influx of pupils to Catholic schools. “Catholic teaching and the ethos of Catholic schools have been recognised [outwith our community].” The professor—the former chief executive... continue reading.