Of course this has been discussed here before, it doesn't mean that because I for one did it twice as I had no printer near me the first time and so just downloaded the form to see what it said. I later did it again when I went to actually print it.now indicated their intention to formally leave the Catholic Church
Still, it's good to see it get coverage.
I found this bit interesting:
I wonder where that comes from. It's not a quote, is it just the journalist coming to that conclusion herself?It could affect your child’s chances of attending the local Catholic-run school, if he or she has not been baptised.
Surely there's nothing to stop you from getting your child baptised if you've defected from the church? And just because you haven't already defected from the church doesn't mean that your children had therefore automatically been baptised. None of my kids was baptised and I only recently defected. Is it not a bit of a non sequitor?
Also, my local school is under the diocese of the catholic church as most state schools are, but it wasn't a pre-requisite that my child was baptised to get a place. He hasn't been baptised and he's starting there this year.
The other quote that pisses me off is this from Martin Long:
As if schools that aren't church-run in this country were ten a penny! It's for this very reason why I defected. If more like me do we may eventually get to a point where the chruch has no hand act nor part in state schools. Arrogant prick.There were contradictions in someone wanting to leave the church but still have a child educated in a church-run school