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Francis Campbell addresses staff and students of the School of the Annunciation (Michael Luke Davies of Buckfast Abbey Media Studios)

Francis Campbell, Britain’s former ambassador to the Holy See, said Catholic schools challenged ‘group-think’ in society

Bishop Philip Egan considers the future of Catholic education (Scott Anderson/NewsTribune via AP)

Bishop Egan says ‘everything should be done to create an authentic Christian ethos’

Theresa May announcing her education plans in a speech last week

The more Catholic schools we have, the more we will be tempted to dilute our Catholic identity

New government proposals may pave the way for new Catholic free schools (PA)

The Government is to remove limits on faith-based selection, paving the way for new Catholic schools

England and Wales Green Party leader Natalie Bennett joins Patrick Harvie and other Scottish Greens on the campaign trail (PA)

Michael McGrath, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, said that Green party policy would bring an end to state-funded Catholic education in Scotland

Neil Addison

Neil Addison says schools maybe sued if a crime is committed following the implementation of the policy

A boy holds a holy card and rosary as pupils wait for Pope Francis in Harlem (Photo: CNS)

The danger is that schools will become Catholic in name only

The Houses of Parliament (Photo: PA)

Leaked Government plans include proposal to sack charity trustees deemed ‘extremist’

Parents have expressed frustration at a lack of places at St Mary's Catholic primary in Horwich, Bolton (Photo: PA)

Politicians and lobbyists claim that more sex education is the answer to almost every problem in our schools. Here’s why they are wrong

David Cameron addresses pupils at an assembly during a visit to Corby Technical School (Photo: PA)

Catholic Church still effectively blocked from opening free schools thanks to admissions’ cap