Friday 20 May 2011

Faithful Catholic parents are continuing the fight against episcopal bullying

The parent governors of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School have announced that they are seeking leave to appeal against last month's high court ruling regarding appointments to the school's board. These parent governors and their supporters are defending the rights of parents over their children's schooling, in particular their God-given role as the first and foremost educators of their children. Archbishop Vincent Nichols (pictured), in contrast, is seeking to take over the school, in order to subject it, inter alia, to the Catholic Education Service (CES) - which welcomed and helped draft the previous government's proposal to amend sex education guidance on anti-life, anti-family lines - and its allies within the official Catholic establishment. This week Archbishop Nichols filled a sudden vacancy among the governors with a serving member of the CES's management committee, Kate Griffin, rather than with a Vaughan parent.

Please support the Vaughan's parents by praying, by informing yourself and others, by attending their acts of witness and, if you can, with funds. If faithful Catholic parents lose control over good Catholic schools to dissenting episcopal bullies, then many more of our children will be lost to the culture of death.

* The late Pope John Paul II, the great pro-life champion, taught in paragraph 97 of his 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae that it is an illusion to think that we can build a true culture of human life if we do not offer adolescents and young adults an authentic education in sexuality, and in love, and the whole of life according to their true meaning and in their close interconnection.

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