Monday, January 3, 2011
Please check the BBC website which has picked up the Ushaw question as has the "Newcastle Journal" (3rd Jan 2011). The BBC website is: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wear-12108278. If you haven't already done so please sign the on-line petition to keep Ushaw open but with a more traditional form of teaching. It seems as if the trustees of Ushaw College - the Northern bishops under the leadership of Archbishop Kelly - made little, if any, contact with the laity - certainly of this diocese - before making the monumental decision to close the seminary. We know that at least 1 business plan was available but are reliably informed that this was not discussed in depth with the proposers.