SIR,-Parents' Associations, to combat the threat to our Catholic Schools. are being formed in
every -diocese throughout the country. What is being done by the Catholic men and women in His Majesty's Forces, at home and abroad? Many of them are married and have children, and they are disturbed by this threat to the Catholic schools. the more so as they are powerless to take any action themselves.
At a meeting on this station, the proposals set forth in the Government's White Paper on Education were discussed. Fourteen airmen and airwomen were of the opinion that the Government should not attempt to pass any Education Bill, which affects their children so vitally, while they are away from their homes and families, fighting for King and country. Further, that the many Catholics at prescot in His Majesty's Forces should be given a chance to make their voices heard and their. wishes known. How can this be done? They cannot take any action themselves, nor can their chaplains, Yet surely they have a right to be heard. This is not a political issue. It is one that affects the faith of their children. and the State cannot, and must not be allowed to, usurp the rights of parents in this matter.