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Come Follow Me and Foresake Temptation

Catholic Schooling and the Recruitment and Retention of Teachers for Religious Teaching Orders, 1922-1965


Tom A. O'Donoghue

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.