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A new study claims faith schools hold countries back. The detail reveals a very different picture

The law has effectively stopped the Church from opening new academies and free schools

Gay rights group Stonewall also welcomed the booklet, but denied direct involvement

The Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association said it was ‘obviously disappointed’ with the decision

Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East, said he wanted to introduce secularism ‘bit by bit’

Plans will see sex education become a part of the national curriculum in schools across the country

Social isolation won’t be solved by intimidating the religious into conforming to metropolitan liberalism

Francis Campbell, Britain’s former ambassador to the Holy See, said Catholic schools challenged ‘group-think’ in society

Bishop Egan says ‘everything should be done to create an authentic Christian ethos’

The more Catholic schools we have, the more we will be tempted to dilute our Catholic identity