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Should Catholic schools make exceptions for non-Catholic students?

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court ruling this week in Ontario, Canada has spotlighted an interesting question about the rights of non-Catholic students who attend Catholic schools. Eleventh-grader Jonathan Erazo was granted permission by the local school board to be exempt from religion classes at his Catholic high school, but it took a court decision to also earn him an exemption from having to attend school liturgies and an annual religious retreat.