Page 5, 21st March 1969

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Page 5, 21st March 1969 — Call to Catholic parents
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Call to Catholic parents

AS reported in the CATHOLIC HERALD (March 7) the Catholic Parents' Association recently formed in Newcastle is to seek the representation of parents as such on the Diocesan Schools Commission; to provide a platform for the discussion of educational topics of interest to parents:, and to promote fruitful liaison between parents and schools.

The immediate aim of the committee is to make the Association truly representative of the diocese of Ilexharn and Newcastle. The immediate problem is how to contact those parents who would like to join the Association.

This diocese covers a large area and we have not yet been able to get in touch with parents living outside the Tyneside conurbation. The only solution is to ask those parents interested in this Catholic Parents' Association to write to C. B. Ferry (Dr.) 19 Bellevue Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne

THE last two paragraphs of your Page 1 article on diocesan and parish organisation (March 7) say that, in the view of some clergy. parishes might be divided along sociological lines, e.g., workingclass, professional and so on.

I thought these two paragraphs among the most amusing I have seen in the CATHOLIC HERALD, but is there not a risk that some readers may take them seriously, since no indication is given that the serious part of the article had already ended?

However, for sheer hilarity, this item is in fact almost overshadowed by the piece on the back page of the same issue, where it is reported that some parents in the Newcastle area are actually seeking to have a say in their children's education!

J. M. Senogles Barrow-in-Furness




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