|Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn|
Big Brother will be Watching and Listening
According to RTE, Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said he would favour a new model of primary school that would not offer Catholic children preparation for the sacraments during the school day. Apparently, he thinks that it takes up too much time.
I presume he is talking about the schools that will be divested, those that will have new patrons, and not the schools that will remain Catholic. A Catholic school without sacramental preparation can not be called a Catholic school. Will we soon have the "sacramental police", complete with a freephone service, so that concerned parents can "inform" on schools who dare to mention the sacraments?
The Bishops need to make a statement very soon. Their silence is rather alarming! Please contact your bishop to safeguard the future of our Catholic schools.