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15-05-2019, 10:18   #1
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Catholic sacraments to become optional in schools?

https://jrnl.ie/4635169

About time imo.
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15-05-2019, 10:22   #2
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15-05-2019, 10:23   #3
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Think the Journal phrased it badly. They are already optional but prep for them may now take place outside of school hours instead of taking up class time.
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15-05-2019, 10:29   #4
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I am delighted to hear parents and clergy view that schools should do less of the sacrament preparation.

Do it outside school, or at least outside school hours. Those that want it can go those that don't not affected.
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15-05-2019, 10:32   #5
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Good. This way those who are genuinely interested in religion can do the preparation on their own time, will be interesting to see what participation levels are like when it's not just done automatically by schools.
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While it's great separating religion from regular education, it's going to suck for children with religious parents.
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While it's great separating religion from regular education, it's going to suck for children with religious parents.
Why? Is something preventing them from doing it themselves?
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Why? Is something preventing them from doing it themselves?
No, that's the problem, the poor kids will have to sit through a bunch of religion on top of school.
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No, that's the problem, the poor kids will have to sit through a bunch of religion on top of school.
Sorry misread you... Yeah it might suck for some kids alright. Won't make a jot of difference for the kids of the majority part time party time 'Catholic' parents.
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Think the Journal phrased it badly. They are already optional but prep for them may now take place outside of school hours instead of taking up class time.

I’d imagine what’s more likely to happen is it’ll be a matter to be decided upon by the Board of Management of the school, rather than the idea that some posters here appear to have taken from what is literally only a survey on the proposal as an indication that it will actually happen at all.
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That article is a disaster.
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That article is a disaster.
Well......it is TheJournal.ie. They are probably the people who failed the Media Studies course.
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No, that's the problem, the poor kids will have to sit through a bunch of religion on top of school.
Even worse for Polish kids: they'll have to go to Polish-language school on Saturday and Sunday school on Sunday!

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Sorry misread you... Yeah it might suck for some kids alright. Won't make a jot of difference for the kids of the majority part time party time 'Catholic' parents.
Wrong: kids aren't stupid, they do the sacraments for the dosh. It won't bother 'em to have to give up an hour a week when they could be doing homework, in order to get €500+ in return.
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15-05-2019, 19:49   #15
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I've no interest in religion. Why would a Catholic school not force feed it shtick though?
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