BIBLE IN SCHOOLS
■ ■ » When the Education Committee met tor the a ft? moon scscion at Wellington vcsifTrkir, Bishop Cleary deekui.ci tnat. he hud \vh\ no communication with tlie National Schools League on the subject of the Wii--1; 1:1-- circular or any other document. In reply to further questions iiy Hishop I'lean,', Canon Garland said ih." aecept!ii:eo by the Government of Catholic, school < i-rtificates •fiici not make such schouk national. He del i,ot ijiiesUoii tin- good w.'i'k. which the Cat hoi ie schools were doniu'. He thought it would he a thing if Catholic e'fiihfren »iv allowed to lead tiie Douai Bible in .schools. The lesson* could he given !>y Stat*' .school teacher!*. If Bishop Cleary would auree to that a L s a solution of the ditinulty he would pledge himself to do all he could to get his league to accept the solution. On the subject of a conference to this question he wa-s of opinion that those who desired the <«mfereike should indite and state its terms. He would consider an invitation lo an open conference without restriction. Th" letter .sent by the Catholic Federation >!id cot amount to an invitation. In reply to Bishop deary, Professor Htinier said the National SehooU Defence League was not founded by Joseph M'C'ao", and he knew •■:' no atheists prominently connected with it. It had no alliance with the Catholic Federation. On the question of Mr Batees right to Toss-exam!ne Canon (lailaud again arising, the latter objected, but the chairman ruled that the objection, came too late, and Mr Bates examined the canon on his experience of giving Scripture lesson? in Australia. Bishoi> Cleary as-ked leave to put in s'jrther statements travertin;; evidence bv Canon Garland and the Rev. Mr Cook. The sittings 01 the committee for the purpose of taking evidence then closed.
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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS, Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914