California Catholic school under fire for removing and relocating ‘alienating’ religious statues
By Greg Norman Published August 25, 2017 Fox News
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A California Catholic school is facing a backlash from parents after officials took down some religious statues — including one of Mary and baby Jesus — over concerns that they were “alienating” prospective students.
The head of the San Domenico School in San Anselmo said parents of some prospective students who visited the campus – which was founded in 1850 and serves 671 students grades K-12 — expressed concern about the religious figures, according to the Marin Independent Journal.
“If you walk on the campus and the first thing you confront is three or four statues of St. Dominic or St. Francis, it could be alienating for that other religion, and we didn’t want to further that feeling,” Amy Skewes-Cox, who chairs the school’s board of trustees.
Cecily Stock, who is head of the school, said most students are not Catholic.
“Over the last few years we’ve had fewer Catholic students as part of the community and a larger number of students of various faith traditions,” Stock said. “Right now about 80 percent of our families do not identify as Catholic.”
An official, who described the institution as California’s oldest independent school and first Catholic school, told Fox News a “large number of religious statues” were recently relocated to other parts of the school’s campus and some were donated to “appreciative recipients.”
“Our goal in this shift was in alignment with our strategic plan that was approved by our Board of Trustees and Dominican Sisters of San Rafael in June of 2016 and reflects our commitment to continuing a 167-year tradition of inclusive education,” Kimberly Pinkson, director of marketing and communications, told Fox News.
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I guess we should put “catholic” in quotes; or maybe it’s “katholic” or CINO?
I found this stunning. As readers of these ENDNOTES know, I think that there is a concerted effort to “neuter” the Catholic Church’s moral authority and eventually kill it.
Here’s an example of “religious suicide”! If most student are “not Catholic”, then why run the “school”?
I can’t imagine a Jewish or Muslim school doing that?
If the outside forces weren’t doing enough to kill Catholicism, then the inside forces (i.e., Pope & bishops, priests, “Catholic Universities”, and far-left “theologians”) are finishing the job.
I have heard the expression: “I didn’t leave the Church; it left me.”
Makes a lot of sense.
Dona Nobis Pacem
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