Paulinus reports on a piece in the Observer, which claims that our bishops are going to face a parliamentary inquisition looking at Catholic "fundamentalism".
It would seem that they think there is something odd about Catholics wanting to pass on their faith to their children. Some MPs are concerned about Catholics not pushing same sex partnerships, but upholding Catholic teaching on marriage and family life, or not being entusiastic about having anti-Catholic polemics in school libraries.
The person the really have in their sights is Bishop Patrick ODonahue, who Damian Thompson who Damian Thompson is continuously lauding fo0r his stance on Catholic education.
As the Cardinal says, "they want the fruit but withour the root". I don't know much about other Catholic schools, I am very wary of Catholic Secondary schools, who really do seem to have lost their sense of Mission, but I do know that our parish Primary School is pretty good. It is good because our teachers have real values that they pass on. They believe in the sanctity of the family, they believe in the dignity of the human person. They actually believe in the importance of passing on the Catholic faith.