Correspondence: Catholic ethos
3 Jaunary 2007
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,