Saturday, November 15, 2008

Clare Short invitation withdrawn by Catholic school

A great victory for faithful Catholics.

From the Catholic Herald (14/11/08), in part: St Paul's School for Girls in Edgbaston, Birmingham, had invited former Labour Minister Miss Short, an old girl, to be guest of honour at an awards ceremony today.
But her invitation was retracted following vociferous complaints from parents and priests of the Birmingham Oratory, who objected to her voting record on abortion and her support for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.

Why do these 'Catholic' MPs think they will still be welcomed in Catholic institutions having just voted for the most horrific laws? And why do those entrusted with the stewardship of Catholic institutions think it would appropriate to invite them? Perhaps this is beginning to change. Well done to Jackie Parkes, all the parents of the school, and to the priests of the Birmingham Oratory.

1 comment:

umblepie said...

Well done. Catholics must stand up and be counted on this pernicious legislation.

Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen