Province right to continue funding non-catholic students at Catholic schools
Regarding the letter to the editor
Ben Lewans - Shaunavon in the May 4 Southwest
I won’t argue the constitutionality of non-catholics attending Catholic schools at public expense, but I think there are a few points that should be clarified.
First of all, the main purpose of Catholic schools (at least over the past 50 years) is not to teach the Catholic faith or doctrine, but to create a Christian atmosphere in the school setting.
For instance, the school day starts off with prayer, and, throughout the day teachers can be comfortable mentioning God and Christian moral teaching.
Also, regarding religious neutrality in public schools, most Christians know there is no such thing as being neutral. Jesus himself said … “either you are for me or against me.”
These are the main reasons for non-catholic Christians sending their children to Catholic schools. Parents at Theodore have extra incentives with the public school closing and their children faced with an hour or more on the bus twice a day.
Congratulations to our Saskatchewan politicians who say they will invoke the “not withstanding” clause to continue funding non-catholic students at Catholic schools.
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