Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Don't send your kid to a catholic school then

There is this person that I know that isn't catholic (nothing wrong with that, btw) and sends her child to a Catholic school. Whenever I talk to her (which thankfully lately isn't that often) all she does is complain about how she doesn't want her kid using the catholic prayers, and learning the catholic faith. Um hello? Didn't YOU make the choice to send your kid to Catholic school? There are several other options for private schools in this area, why not choose one of them? She found out what teacher her child was going to have a threw a fit because this teacher has the kids saying Hail Mary's, Praying the Rosary, Prayers of Patron Saints, etc. She even said she didn't like it that there were pictures of the Pope and crucifixes in the classrooms and the statue of Mary in the courtyard shouldn't be there. I mean really if you don't want your kid to learn these things why are you sending them to a CATHOLIC school. She said that there is supposed to be seperations in church and state, which is true....IN A PUBLIC STATE/FEDERALLY FUNDED SCHOOL! I just can't understand why you would send your child to a Catholic school and not expect the Catholic religion to be a part of the education. Part of the Catholic education is preparing the kids for First Reconciliation, First Communion and eventually confirmation into the Catholic Church. The staff at St. Mary's does a very good job in explaining how the education is based around the Catholic Faith. I mean to me it is common sense if you send your kid to a Catholic school, Catholic or not they are going to learn about the Catholic faith and follow Catholic beliefs. Right? Or am I just out of my mind?

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