Time to facilitate non-Catholic children

30th August, 2015

My daughter’s new school year will be dominated by the First Communion. For at least a month up to the event, they will spend up to two hours a day preparing and practising. But she isn’t Catholic. And - in terms of ownership - neither is her school.

She goes to an Irish-language school, under the patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta. The school has a “Catholic ethos” but is neither owned...

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