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The Public School Question: Roman Catholicism and Americanism a Discussion Between Rev. J.p. Bland and Rev. J. O'brien of Cambridge, Mass

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    Available in PDF Format | The Public School Question: Roman Catholicism and Americanism a Discussion Between Rev. J.p. Bland and Rev. J. O'brien of Cambridge, Mass.pdf | English
    John Pindar Bland (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... Prom The Boston Hkbald, Jan. 5, 1880. THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THE ROMAN CATHOLIC, THE-PROTESTANT,-AND THE AMER-ICAN IDEAS OF EDUCATION.--A SERMON BY REV. J. P. BLAND, OF CAMBRIDGE. Eev. J. P. Bland delivered last evening, at the Lee-Street Unitarian Church, Cambridge, a sermon on 'The Public School Question.' He said: The fundamental ideas of the Catholic Church upon the school and kindred questions, are three: 1. That the claims of the church are superior to those of the state: 2. That the church has the right to control and direct the education, both religious and secular, of any people where it exists: 3. That it cannot, therefore, tolerate the existence of any religion or system of education other than its own, if it is in its power to prevent it. The three fundamental ideas of the American state, exactly the opposite of these, were: 1. The superiority of the state over the church: 2. The right and duty of the state to educate its people: 3. The inalienable right of every citizen to worship according to the dictates of his conscience. What the Catholics really want and claim is the entire control of the education of our people, though, of course, they do not yet ask for it. Their first demand was for the abolition of religious exercises in our public schools. Their second demand was that they should be permitted to use their own religious exercises in our schools or be exempted from paying the school tax. Their third demand is for the division of the public-school money. Their fourth demand--if they get bold enough to make it--will be what they really want--the entire control of public education. The Protestant idea of education is that, along with the secular education of our children, there should be some religious education given of a distinctively Pr...
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