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THE CATHOLIC Bishops of England and Wales have launched a major new primary religious education programme. The programme, agreed on by the Bishops at their Low Week meeting in April, aims to being together initiatives launched by dioceses and individuals since the Second Vatican Council.

Being human

A CONFERENCE to discuss the role of women in contemporary society, entitled "Exploration of Being Human in Society the partnership of women and men", will be held at Wesley College, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, on October 16.

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CARDINAL Gordon Gray was the principal concelebrant at a Mass held at St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh, in September to mark the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Pharmaceutical Guild. Fr J Burns gave the address.

Education threat

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plans. Hopwood Hall is particularly active in providing courses to improve the quality of teachers in shortage subjects.

The civil servants seemed to lack information also on the extent of De La Salle's commitment to primary education and its ability to develop in this area, and indeed its declared readiness to do so.

A spokesman for the college said the deputation was well received by the minister and reported back to the board of governors, chaired by Bishop Holland. He said the college's case was presented with some force, the the struggle was by no means over.

The Catholic Teachers' Federation has launched a campaign to keep De La Salle, Manchester and Newman College Birmingham active in teacher training. "The Federation has accepted in good faith the assurances given by Conservative Ministers that Church schools and religious education will receive the fullest support. We call on the Secretary of State to honour these assurances.

"It is difficult to understand how on the one hand, there is a declared intention to increase threefold the output of primary teachers and at the same time close Colleges highly esteemed for the training of such teachers."

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