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Correspondence: Catholic ethos

3 Jaunary 2007

Dear SD,

Congratulations on reviving the old socialist tradition of bashing the clerics.  I thought you would like to know that the Bishop of Dromore, Dr John McAreavey, defines Catholic ethos just as you do.  In a statement today he complains that plans to set up a single schools authority would remove the power to hire and fire teachers and this would dilute the Catholic ethos.

The Bishop says that CCMS is better than a single government authority because; “We are faced with a choice between a centralist style of government and more democratic structures”.  I haven’t been able to stop laughing since at the idea of the CCMS as a democratic structure and I thought I would share the joke with you.

Yours in solidarity,




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