23 September 2002 discussing an article by Australia's Education Minister Brendan Nelson on teaching values.


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I am impressed with an article in The Age today by Brendan Nelson, Australia's federal Minister for Education. He emphasises the importance of teaching values in schools. This part seems particularly relevant:

... Passing laws is all well and good, but it is an exercise in futility if individuals have neither regard for laws nor respect for those who enact them. The problem is not that young people have not learned our values, it is that they have. ...

Catholics demonstrate a lack of respect for people when they do not follow the liturgical laws. Not only is it a lack of respect for those in the curia who write the liturgical books. It is also for the Pope who approves them. And for others in the congregation, who should be able to expect the liturgical books to be faithfully followed.

By J.R. Lilburne, 23 September 2002. I give what I have written on this page to the public domain.

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theage.com.au "Schools must teach values" by Brendan Nelson