Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage

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Re: Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage

Post by canasta42 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:34 pm

I'm very impressed by the contributions of Tulip1 and Marks, especially Marks' legal knowledge.

I just submitted a contribution the the Advisory Group (Prof. John Coolahan et al.) suggesting that all state schools be secular. Maybe in 40 or 50 years, I suspect they'll get round to it - but I do welcome Ruairi Quinn starting the ball rolling, however slowly.

Keep up the good work,
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Re: Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage

Post by Tulip1 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:39 pm

canasta42 wrote:I'm very impressed by the contributions of Tulip1 and Marks, especially Marks' legal knowledge.

I just submitted a contribution the the Advisory Group (Prof. John Coolahan et al.) suggesting that all state schools be secular. Maybe in 40 or 50 years, I suspect they'll get round to it - but I do welcome Ruairi Quinn starting the ball rolling, however slowly.

Keep up the good work,
C.
Thank you, the folks in my village think different! LOL

I could not have done any of it without Marks!

I am so happy to see many people wanting secular education and contributing with submissions etc.

And welcome to the forum!
Pope says atheists pick & choose their morals. Correct. Today I will be frowning on child abuse & not having a problem with homosexuality.
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Re: Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage

Post by mkaobrih » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:28 am

It's streaming live here
http://flashhost.heanet.ie/des/live_iframe.html
(us ie as firefox wont work)
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Re: Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage

Post by mkaobrih » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:34 am

The church complains of persecution when it's not allowed to persecute.
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Re: Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage

Post by ctr » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:30 pm

Each of us is here on earth for a reason, and each of us has a special mission to carry out - Maria Shriver
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Post by mkaobrih » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:30 pm

Shocked at the Catholic Primary School Management Association.
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Re: Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage

Post by zenbuffy » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:15 pm

They usually publish minutes/transcripts of these things, don't they? I'd love to give them a read, as I wasn't able to listen in work (no headphones!)
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Re: Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage

Post by Tulip1 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:20 pm

I was not in the position to listen either. Was anything usefull or truelly shocking said?
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Re: Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage

Post by Marks » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:48 pm

Nothing new here at all.

Dr. Eoin Daly's Submission and Dr. Alison Mawhinney's Submission are both of interest to us.

Check them out here

http://www.education.ie/servlet/blobser ... public.htm
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Re: Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage

Post by Dev » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:24 pm

Bishops committed to school reform.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/bre ... ing24.html

Is it fair to say the Church is in favour of the reforms?
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