......the excellent Cardinal Vaughan School has been told to make last-minute changes to its admissions procedures, despite assurances from the relevant authorities that this would not be neccessary. Families are being put under huge pressure and hard-working pupils are being caused considerable distress.
The big question here of course concerns the Diocese of Westminster. Why, instead of supporting and encouraging this excellent school, did the diocesan authorities choose to join forces with those who were attacking and undermining it?
Surely the only sane attitude of Bishops and their officials, when seeing a massively popular and successful Catholic school, is to seek ways of ensuring that other schools follow its example and come up to scratch too?
At the moment, ordinary RCs in Britain could be forgiven for thinking that the general episcopal attitude towards anything useful and successful and creative in Catholic life is irritation and dismay rather than gratitude and support...