Education: Anglicans and Catholics

Unashamedly Christian: Brompton Oratory.

I have written some time ago about the Anglican madness (not the initiative of some obscure hot head, but the brainchild of the board of education of what calls itself the church of England) of limiting the places reserved to the Anglicans in their own schools to ten percent. If you don’t believe it, please read here.

Thankfully, I now receive the news that, among the best Catholics, there are those who do things in a diametrically opposed way. The London Oratory School demands that the parents of the prospective pupils attend Mass at the Oratory in a demonstrable way ( I think that there are registers to sign; this must be atrocious for the 68-ers generations, but it actually makes a lot of sense). Already this shows the great difference in mentality between those who believe in God and those who believe in political correctness.

It would now appear that the rules of admission might go beyond that, extending to the participation of the parents to the parish life beyond Mass attendance. Whilst this may or may not be an efficient criterium, it is clear to me that we are in front of people to whom Christ is truly King; people who see their educational mission as directly linked to the Christian faith, and the Christian faith as the shaping element of the life of the family.

I can’t think of a better way to describe the distance now separating mainstream Anglicanism (once again: look at the source of the above mentioned Anglican proposal) and orthodox Catholicism.

Thank God for the London Oratorians.


Posted on May 9, 2011, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Mundabor,

    don’t pop the corks yet. I’m sure the “faith and good works” approach is right in the moral sense, but likely to be wrong in the fair access sense. You can see that such a policy would explicitly exclude those who are antithetical to Catholicism and therefore prima facie grounds for legal action.
    Worse, the 68-ers have the great she elephant of the Human Rights Act on the inside; no doubt carrying out bags of earth under her skirts as she quietly undermines the institution’s foundations.

    • Wigsonthegreen,

      in the UK a faith school can exclude people who do not belong to their faith, and they actually do it. The Oratorians are also not the only example, friends of mine are in the same situation in a different school.

      You are welcome to start a legal action agains tthem if you so wish, but I suggest that you save the money.

      The elephant is nothing to do with it, as there is no right to send your children to a private school of a faith one doesn’t belong to. Those who are antithetical to the Catholic are obviously supposed to be excluded. With your thinking, an atheist would think that he has the right to become a priest.


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