The Bishops’ Council for Education has welcomed Minister Richard Bruton’s comments on the teaching of religion “with sacramental preparation in Community National Schools” and his comments concerning the plurality of provision of schools.
In a statement on Monday, Bishop Brendan Kelly, Chair of the Council for Education, said the bishops would study the Minister for Education’s proposals and would continue to engage with him, his department officials, and the Education and Training Boards.
The full statement reads:
On behalf of the Bishops’ Council for Education, I welcome the statements of today, and of last Friday, published by the Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton TD, in relation to the teaching of religion with sacramental preparation in Community National Schools, and concerning the plurality of provision of schools. The Council for Education will study these proposals and, in the meantime, will continue to engage with Minister Bruton, his departmental officials and with the Education and Training Boards.