CES News (105)

The Archbishops’ letter was circulated to all Catholic parishes and secondary schools. The letter is a positive affirmation of marriage, as is the Coalition for Marriage’s online petition. As the letter says, Catholics believe that ‘marriage is a high and noble vocation’.

Parents across England and Wales are facing potential bills of thousands of pounds following local authority cuts to funding subsidies for transport to Catholic schools.

The following resolutions relating to Catholic education were unanimously adopted by the Bishops of England and Wales at their Plenary Meeting in Leeds this week.

The Government has decided to mark the 400th anniversary of the completion of the translation of the King James Bible into English by sending a copy of it to every school in England.

Recently published data demonstrates that a higher proportion of pupils in Catholic schools come from the 10% most deprived areas compared to the proportion in schools nationally.

The CES team is delighted to welcome Bishop John Sherrington, auxiliary bishop in Westminster archdiocese, as our new trustee. Bishop Sherrington was appointed on 1 January and his appointment means he will also be joining the CES Management Committee.

164 delegates, most of them Heads, will attend. Keynote speakers, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP and Fr Adrian Porter SJ, will explore the universal call to holiness and how this can be made a reality in contemporary life. 

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