Ireland

Schools and faith

Sep 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Ireland

Education minister Jan O’Sullivan’s decision to review Rule 68 of the rules governing National Schools, a rule which decrees “religious spirit should inform and vivify whole work of school” and which regards religion as “by far the most important” subject might allow for the possibility of a recovery of the Gospel way of doing things. The faith proclaimed by Jesus of Nazareth is a matter of choice, being a follower of his is a voluntary matter; nowhere in the Gospel is learning, discipleship, a matter of compulsion.

The church abandoned …