Catholics too pay taxes of one sort or another and as such contribute to the national exchequer along with their non-Catholic fellow citizens. In addition, they pay into their diocesan Education Fund, which is levied on the parishes on a per capita basis.
If any Catholic taxpayer is then fortunate enough to send his son or daughter to a Catholic public school, he will be required to pay at a third level.
If the Catholic church were to close its schools and place all its pupils in the state system, on a straight cashflow basis, the state would be the loser, as the facts would show.
R C Gretton
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