True pluralism ‘supports’ faith, says Bishop

A true plurality in society will support and encourage initiatives based on faith as well as those without faith, according to an Irish Catholic Bishop.

Bishop of Meath, Tom Deenihan, was speaking at Mass to open Catholic Schools Week 2024.

He said faith is too important to be diluted by ideology or political correctness and, “[o]ur students need a vision and the reassurance of a God who loves them, . . . They need a sense that we are born for more than what this life can offer.  That is the importance of a faith-based education.”

He added: “True plurality, be it in society or in education, will always support and encourage faith, as it will those who do not profess faith.  Plurality or inclusion cannot be against faith otherwise it is a mere ideology.”