To: Bishops of England and WalesThe petition closes on the Feast of St Joseph, 19 March. It has 1823 signatures at the time of this posting, so if you would like to sign it, pop over there now.
We, the undersigned, call upon the Bishops of England and Wales and the Catholic Education Service to fulfil their duty as guardians of our Catholic Faith and unequivocally reject recent Government measures forcing Catholic schools to teach what is explicitly condemned by the Church, viz: presenting active homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, and providing information on the nature - and provision - of contraception and abortion services. Compliance on the part of the Bishops and the CES in such measures would effectively render our schools no longer Catholic in any meaningful sense, and would place the faith and moral life of our children in jeopardy. As Catholic parents, teachers and pastors, we earnestly beg of you, our Shepherds in Christ, that you do not allow this to happen.
Monday, 15 March 2010
Amanda Lewin's Petition against Government-Led Sex Education in Catholic Schools reads: