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UK prelate welcomes government announcement on sex education

March 02, 2017

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, chairman of the Catholic Education Services in the United Kingdom, welcomed a government announcement that it plans to update the Relationship and Sex Education curriculum in the nation’s schools.

“Catholic schools already teach age-appropriate Relationship and Sex Education in both primary and secondary schools,” he said on March 1. “We additionally welcome the Government’s commitment to protect parental right of withdrawal and involve parents in all stages of the development and delivery of RSE in all schools.”

“We look forward to working closely with the Government to shape any new guidance to enable Catholic schools to continue to deliver outstanding RSE, in accordance with parents’ wishes and Church teaching,” he added.

 
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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Mar. 03, 2017 6:43 AM ET USA

    My wife unwittingly signed the waiver for my daughter to suffer the "sex ed" training at her Catholic school. She was in the 5th grade. As I drove her home from school that day, she told me indignantly that it was the worst day of her life. Thanks, Catholic schools, for scarring my daughter for life!