November 07, 2005

'Take church off school boards'

Irish Health

[Posted: Mon 07/11/2005]

Three out of four people believe that the Catholic Hierarchy should relinquish control of school boards, in the wake of the findings of the recent Ferns inquiry, according to the results of a new poll by

We asked our 86,200 registered users if they agreed that following the Ferns report, the Catholic Hierarchy should no longer control school boards.

Seventy-six per cent said yes, 19% said no and 5% were unsure.

Most comments to the discussion felt that the church had abused its position of trust as a result of the abuse scandals and should no longer hold control for that reason.

Posted by kshaw at November 7, 2005 07:24 AM