- May 26, 2020
A proposal to end the ability of Catholic schools in Ireland to give preference to Catholic children is causing fears over the increasing secularization of society in the majority-Catholic country.
Bishop Brendan Leahy is warning that the greatest danger in the fight against abuse is to “relax and believe that the worst is in some way behind us.”
The author of an independent review of the child protection policies of the Catholic Church in Scotland has said he is “disappointed” in the progress the bishops are making in meeting victims and survivors of clerical sexual abuse.
An English and a Scottish bishop said the situation of migrants waiting in the French port of Calais for the opportunity to cross the English Channel into the United Kingdom had become increasingly perilous since the clearance of an illegal migrants’ camp known as “The Jungle” a year ago.
The Catholic Education Service, an agency of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has advised more than 2,200 schools to revise their policies to take account of a government adjudicator’s decision not to use “mother” and “father” on forms, because the terms discriminated against “separated, step- and gay parents.”