Wednesday, February 27, 2008

UK Commons Committee to "Investigate" Catholic Bishop for "Fundamentalism"

Last month, reported that a British Parliamentarian had threatened to "investigate" what he called an increase in "fundamentalism" among British Catholic bishops in regulations for Catholic schools. This week, the Independent reports that MP Barry Sheerman, the chairman of a Commons select committee, is going ahead with the investigation.

The Independent reports that the Children, Schools and Families Committee will "call Catholic bishops to account" for recent isolated attempts to re-install genuine Catholic doctrine on moral and sexual teaching into the schools' curriculum. The reaction from Parliament comes in response to a document issued by Lancaster Bishop Patrick O'Donohue, "Fit for Mission: Schools," an instruction to revamp Catholic education in the diocese of Lancaster based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The entire article can be read on the title link above.

Catholic schools in Britain aren't allowed to teach authentic Church doctrine? This tells me the state of affairs for Catholics across the pond are far worse off than I imagined.

They (the schools) could easily solve their problem by refusing state funding for their support.