Catholic Education is Indispensable in Transforming the Culture



Ireland’s De La Salle College, Waterford, in 1902

In increasingly secular Ireland, some non-Catholic parents are complaining that they can’t find any non-Catholic schools in which to enroll their children. Indeed, the Catholic Church in Ireland still owns and operates over 90% of the schools. One mom, who is an atheist, fretted that if she sends her daughter to the local school she might be “indoctrinated” into the Catholic faith.
Having just returned from Ireland, however, it seems that this mom’s fears are misplaced. Many Irish Catholic parents told me they are concerned about precisely the opposite problem: that by sending their children to Catholic schools they risk having their children indoctrinated out of the faith. Whether in Southern or Northern Ireland, the comments I heard from parents…
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Father Shenan J. Boquet
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