DAILY CATHOLIC     THURSDAY     November 12, 1998     vol. 9, no. 222

from a CATHOLIC perspective

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          CHICAGO (CWNews.com) - The National Council of Churches will make a strong case against school voucher programs at its annual general assembly on Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

          The council will propose a new policy that opposes vouchers for private schools in favor of public schools, the newspaper reported on Wednesday. The group will also argue that conservative Christians have created the impression that most religious groups want school vouchers. The statement comes two days after the US Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a Wisconsin law that provide vouchers for poor families to send their children to private schools, including religious ones.

          The newspaper also reported that Cardinal Francis George on Tuesday announced the Catholic Conference of Illinois will renew their efforts to have the state government approve a system of school vouchers or tax credits for families.

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Nov 12, 1998       volume 9, no. 222


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