Emma Seith

Catholic schools ‘more relevant than ever’

But despite historian’s endorsement, scepticism remains over LGBT inclusion

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The Church is more concerned with compassion, sensitivity and the elimination of discrimination than it is with “what people do in bed”, Father Michael McMahon has told the annual conference of Catholic secondary headteachers in Edinburgh.

Being Catholic and a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) community is not a dichotomy, insists McMahon, who advises schools on religious education.

At a time when Catholic schools are marking 100 years since the landmark education act that brought them into the state sector, their defenders claim that they ...

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