THE Bishop of Nottingham, Mgr, Ellis, stated at a meeting in in Nottingham last week that in two cases Form 18 — the principal cause of the Catholic school crisis--have been returned to him by the Minister of Education with the intimation that he is not satisfied that the parishes concerned can raise the necessary money.
The form requires the parishes to show that they are able and willing to pay for school building and reorganisation. " I don't think there is an immediate threat to the schools," said Mgr. Ellis, " but a threat is there. " If we cannot raise the money, these schools in two quite large parishes could become non-Catholic schools — controlled schools."
Speaking to mothers the Bishop urged : " Pray for the schools, for without the schools generations of children will be lost,"