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Quebec Catholic school appeals to top court on requirement to teach 'neutral' ethics course

Catholic World News - February 06, 2013

A Catholic high school in Montreal is appealing a Quebec court decision requiring the school to offer a state-sponsored ethics course that conflicts with some teachings of the Catholic Church.

Loyola High School, a Jesuit-administered school, will petition Canada’s top court in a bid to continue offering its own Catholic religion course. Last December the Court of Appeal in Quebec ordered the school to replace the Catholic course with the Ethics and Religious Culture curriculum endorsed by the government of Quebec.

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  • Posted by: unum - Feb. 07, 2013 6:36 AM ET USA

    Those who believe that "it can't happen here" are getting a preview from Canada's progressive culture. The U.S. government is quite capable of bending our Constitution in its relentless pursuit of power, and it is receiving increasing support from a population of "know nothings" largely educated by progressive government schools and government funded universities.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Feb. 06, 2013 6:14 PM ET USA

    As a former ethics teacher, I am astonished that somebody thinks there is such a thing as a "neutral" ethics course. On its face it sounds like there is no such thing as right and wrong, just legal and illegal?

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