TWO of the speakers at the national conference of the Association of Principals of Catholic Secondary Schools of Australia had some sobering comments about the role of Catholic schools at the beginning of the 21st century.
The comments of Sir Gerard Brennan and Professor Denis McLaughlin may not be what we want to hear, but they are worth pondering.
Catholic schools have a long and proud tradition in Australia and they will continue to play a key role in the education sector into the future.
This does not mean that they will be able to resist responding to the changes happening in the wider Australian society.
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