By the Bishop of Nottingham
The Bishop of Nottingham in his Lenten letter, read in the churches on Sunday, seriously warns his people that they will create still more trouble in the field of education if they allow senior children to attend State schools.
At a time when Catholics are pressing for an amendment to the 1944 Act and doing their best to carry out reorganisation despite obstacles from some education authorities, " such action," Mgr. Ellis points out, " weakens our case and increases our financial burden."
The reason is that " for each child so lost we shall obtain no grant when our own senior schools come to be built.
" Still more important, you are exposing your children to the very dangers from which we are striving to preserve them for the sake of what is only a seeming advantage. " While non-Catholic teachers may often be God-fearing people, you have no guarantee that your children may not be exposed to teachers who are Communists, atheists and materialists."