Sunday, September 26

The Church will support an appeal before the Constitutional Court if the Lomloe goes ahead

Meeting of the Episcopal Conference.

Meeting of the Episcopal Conference.

The Episcopal Conference (CEE) has advanced that it will support any appeal before the Constitutional Court if the educational reform law (Lomloe) is approved in its terms, without admitting changes, considering that this standard violates the rights and freedoms of parents in the education of their children.

This was pointed out this Friday by the EEC spokesperson, Luis Argüello, at the press conference after the Plenary Assembly meeting, in which he called for dialogue with the Government and asked it to take into account the bishops’ proposal on education.

A proposal from which they have not obtained any response from the Ministry of Education, according to Argüello.

“We want to continue making a call for dialogue, to the pact, to the meeting, but saying that we are willing to support any demand for unconstitutionality if the law finally approved has these unconstitutional aspects, “the general secretary of the bishops has announced.

Specifically, the Church is concerned that the law introduces “limitations on rights and freedoms” to the exercise of parental responsibility in the education of children and has therefore shown its support for the mobilizations of parents’ associations held these last days.

According to Argüello, the Celaá law “forces” the interpretation of article 27 of the Constitution on the right to education and freedom of education, but trusts that in the period that still remains for the approval of the law it may be possible to introduce improvements.

So far, however, the Church’s proposal has not been heard by the Government, but Argüello has assured that the bishops do not lose hope “because we know that an educational law then has decrees that develop it and in our autonomous system it has , in addition, powers of the autonomous communities “.

“So we continue to reach out to an educational pact, to joint action, also making it clear that Spanish society, through families, through the concerted school itself, through the presence of the Church in the Religion class, if it has to defend its rights, it will do so “, has warned.

The bishops have also regretted that the legislative text suppresses the academic value of the evaluation of the Religion subject, and leaves the students who do not take this subject without training with scholarly content and they consider it unacceptable to speak of indoctrination.

Argüello has also assured that despite criticizing the confessional school, the Celaá law itself is confessional “in his way of understanding education, in the ideological perspective that he has behind him and in the way of understanding the public identified with the state”.

The bishops’ spokesman has criticized another of the laws that the Government is preparing, that of euthanasia, and has described as “worrying” that when it comes to legislating, implicated sectors are excluded from the dialogue, such as health workers who are dedicated to care palliative and accompanying the sick in the final stage of life.

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