As a result, it is now dead, extinct, it has ceased to exist.
|Another poll that has ceased to exist|
Yes, lets call it pollution and leave it there.
Some have suggested that I run it again but, with the best will in the world, it just will not be the same.
Never mind, we know that, overwhelmingly, the people who voted were opposed to Catholic School premises being used for worship by those of the Islamic faith.
Many of those who have written to me asking for their names to be included are school teachers.
All of them are suffering for their Faith (for presenting the teachings of HMC without any touchy feely perversions).
But, this abuse of Church teaching, and of Church premises continues apace.
There is a great deal of duplicity taking place.
Parents who have struggled to give their children a Catholic education, find that another religion is being inserted into the ethos of the school.
School mission statements, ever bland, are in breach of what they promise, 'A good, Catholic environment etc'
And the misuse of school premises presents those involved in making rooms available, with the charge of theft.
Yes, the sin of theft.
There are costs associated with every physical part of a school; rates, heating, lighting, caretaking, maintenance. If those costs are used for any purpose other than those intended, it amounts to stealing.
I mention this fact only because it tends to get overlooked when we speak of the equally serious religious aspect.
The letter to Archbishop Peter Smith will be sent next Friday 7th June and, if you have not already added your name, please do so now, either by emailing me on email@example.com or, by leaving your name in the comment box.
Of course, Southwark is not the only diocese where such abuses are taking place, but we have to make a start somewhere.