Contents: Catholic schools and recruitment for the religious life – The promotion of the religious state amongst pupils by
the classroom teacher – The work of the recruiting agents – The authoritarianism of religious life and the recruitment and
retention of the religious – The recruitment and retention of the religious through marginalizing the laity in the schools
– Keeping the lay teacher at a distance – The religious life and the Catholic Church’s hostility to co-education and sex education
– The Catholic Church’s maintenance of a commitment to single-sex education – The Catholic Church and the commitment to single-sex
education and the religious life – The fortress Catholic Church, the schools and the religious teaching orders – The Catholic
Church and child abuse – Vatican II and after.