John Haldane, professor of philosophy at St Andrew’s University, made his dramatic claim at the annual conference of the Catholic Headteachers’ Association of Scotland last week. He said an increasing emphasis on secularism among intellectuals would “trickle” through society over the next 15 years.
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“Some of the most powerful forces are really quite hostile to Catholic education,” he said. Professor Haldane argued that there was already a “quite determined effort to purge the public space” of Catholic education, because it was “incompatible with a new ideal of public virtue”.