The political debate on religious education in the schools has been long and fraught with concern. The fact that it is finished encourages us to refocus on the meaning and value of religious education in the schools. That segment of the population that opts for a Catholic religious education for its children expects this education to be authentic, adapted and meaningful, in the same way as their scientific, linguistic, historic or artistic education. It trusts the educators. This document takes a look at how this expectation can be met serenely, lucidly and realistically, in a context where teacher autonomy is prized, where schools are being empowered and, by the same token, held accountable, and where an overall curriculum renewal is under way.