Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Irish Catholic education conference: "In a Catholic school, religion is not an added extra to be fitted in during break time or twilight hours or registration."
“The demand for Catholic schools is strong. The demand for other forms of patronage is growing. The process of diversification is still too slow.”
Secularist approach to the study of faiths in new programme 'Education about Religions and Beliefs & Ethics' may even be imposed on faith-based schools.