Bishop Petit answers C.P.E.A. question
BISHOP PETIT of Mcnevia was asked at a meeting of the Prestatyn Catholic Parents' and Electors' Association on Friday if Catholics roust support Catholic candidates at local elections irrespective of politics.
The Bishop said he would hesitate to give a directive. Politics at local elections, he remarked, usually rest on purely domestic issues. Then-obviously bearing in mind the special difficulties of Catholic schools in at least one Welsh areathe Bishop said : "I would say that where fundamental issues were concerned-and I look upon education as fundamental -then Catholics should act as one.
"It is so fundamental that where it is-as it is now-a question of the ultimate survival of our schools in the face of the financial burden which we have to bear, then I think that Catholics should stand together at local elections because it is only through our representatives that we can get the law changed in our favour."