Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

End division in schools

Cardinal Brady’s insistence that the Catholic Church maintain control of schools in Northern Ireland vividly reminds us that the Catholic Church remains part of the problem in this divided society.





Segregated education along sectarian lines is, in Northern Ireland’s case, the same as segregated education along ethnic or racial lines.

The Cardinal’s claim that “a diverse range of schools was the mark of a mature, tolerant and reconciled society” are no more than a cover to retain his Church’s sectarian grip on the next generation, regardless of society’s deep divisions and the evils which flow therefrom.

Dick Keane

Glenageary, Co Dublin

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