Page 5, 17th October 1952

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'Explosion point

• • is coming, AN "explosion point" is being reached in the problem of the Catholic schools, said Bishop Beck, chairman of the Hierarchy's Action Committee, in a speech on Sunday.

"We are not-let me repeat thatwe are not going to countenance Catholics going to non-Catholic schools. "Our fight is not so much with the politicians as with the permanent officials who are making the 1944 Act ludicrous.

"The time will soon come when you Catholic parents will have to put your foot down."

The Bishop was speaking at the inaugural meeting in Ilford of the Brentwood diocesan council of the Catholic Parents' an Electors' Association.

He urged the association to "act with prudence and a sense of responsibility," and said: "Keep your eyes open to what may be implied by the attempted control of bureaucracy over parenthood. "Only parents can give the most important thing to children-love and affection.

"You should be a source of power, taking a great part in national municipal and civic affairs, in housing, employment of youth, in maintaining the glorious tradition of Catholic parent teaching.

"The quality of the parental example in our Catholic family life is not spectacular, but it can be a quiet, penetrating example, an important factor in the life of a diocese and in the conversion of England."

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