Our School is Catholic – Introduction

Quote from Introduction to Our School is Catholic – So What?

“As the influence of Catholic education on society wanes, so too does a people’s capacity to resist the secular forces that are eking away at the foundations of democracy. This book argues that if Ireland, and the Western world, wish to have a democratic future, Catholic education is needed to underpin it.

It is also a major contention of this book that part of the decline in Catholic education is due to the fact Ireland has not got it quite right, and that we require a fuller understanding of what Catholic education actually is.

This book sets out to explain Catholic education and how it can be achieved. The book argues that it is imperative that Catholic education recover it strength not just for the wellbeing of Catholic students but to help democratic society resist the secularising forces which are steadily destroying it.”