August 29, 2017
AN HISTORIC CATHOLIC school in Marin County, Ca. has removed more than 160 sacred statues of Jesus, Mary and the saints from school grounds. The statues, school officials said, made non-Catholic students feel uncomfortable.
The chair of the [San Domenico] school’s board of trustees, Amy Skewes-Cox, explained to the local paper that the move was made to help non-Christian students feel more welcome.
“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,” she said.
The removal of a statue of Mary and the Christ child from the school’s center courtyard was especially troubling to parents.
There’s a word for the ecumenism of the Vatican II Revolution in the Catholic Church. It’s atheism.
‘I’m okay. You’re okay. We’re all okay.’ And God, for all intents and purposes, does not exist.
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The school, which costs anywhere from $29,850 to $58,350 annually, says its students “tend to our garden, learn interconnectedness through our ecological literacy program, and reflect on their place within the sacred community of nature.”
“We value the representation and full engagement of individuals whose differences include…family makeup, gender…religion, [and] sexual orientation,” its inclusivity and diversity statement says. “Our religious studies, ethics, and service learning curriculum encourage systems thinking and an understanding of our global interconnectedness and the ensuing need for social justice, and a constant striving for peace and equity.”
San Domenico’s Counselor consults with students on issues of “LGBTQ awareness,” according to the “student support” page on its website.
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