The school, as every Catholic schoolboy knows, is in Easterhouse. The Cardinal responded in vigorous agreement: "I think it is vital that, in an area deprived as spiritually and financially as East Kilbride, we need to fight for a Catholic presence." Hear, hear.
A less certain note was struck by that well-known friend of Glasgow councillors, Cardinal Thomas Winning whose support has been solicited by, among many others, Kevin Sweeney, principal English teacher at the threatened St Leonard's Secondary in Glasgow.
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