THE ethical guidelines planned earlier this year by the Bishops of England and Wales are expected to be issued by the end of the year. according to a spokesman at Archbishop's House. Westminster, this week.
In April it was announced at the third meeting of the Westminster Archdiocesan Pastoral Council that the bishops were to seek the views of the National Laity Commission and as many other Catholic lay organisations as possible for help in the compilation of a national statement to be issued in the autumn.
Some laymen are anxious that the bishops do not confine their terms of reference to sex and marriage but also include such topics as immigration, world poverty and social justice.