Just to remind you, it reads as follows and I gather from Fr Tim Finigan that it closes this Friday, 19th March, Solemnity of St Joseph:
UPDATE FROM THE PETITION ORGANISERS: The petition will be kept open until 25th March, then sent to the Bishops and to Rome.
To: Bishops of England and WalesCurrently there are 1,830 signatures.
We, the undersigned, call upon the Bishops of England and Wales and the Catholic Education Service to fulfil their duty as guardians of our Catholic Faith and unequivocally reject recent Government measures forcing Catholic schools to teach what is explicitly condemned by the Church, viz: presenting active homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, and providing information on the nature - and provision - of contraception and abortion services. Compliance on the part of the Bishops and the CES in such measures would effectively render our schools no longer Catholic in any meaningful sense, and would place the faith and moral life of our children in jeopardy. As Catholic parents, teachers and pastors, we earnestly beg of you, our Shepherds in Christ, that you do not allow this to happen.