Even if it may sound like a made up story, we just got word about a 167 year old Catholic school from California that decided Mary and Jesus statues are alienating and hence they must be removed to make the respective institution more inclusive. This is as Orwellian as it gets, but wait, there’s more: the luminaries at the San Domenico School in California will even remove the icons besides Mary and Jesus statues, as the school is celebrating its 167 year.
And yes, the “official” reason for Catholics purging their iconography and their heritage is the fear that Mary and Jesus statues are alienating, whatever that means in SJW newspeak.
According to a report from the local newspaper MarinIJ, students’ parents are very disturbed and worried by the removal of statues/icons from the campus of San Domenico School in San Anselmo. The school board of directors received many complaints via email from the head of the school, Shannon Fitzpatrick respectively, and also from the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.
Shannon Fitzpatrick, whose 8 year old son attends the Sand Domenico Catholic School wrote:
“Articulating an inclusive foundation appears to mean letting go of San Domenico’s 167-year tradition as a Dominican Catholic school and being both afraid and ashamed to celebrate one’s heritage and beliefs.
In our time here, the word ‘Catholic’ has been removed from the mission statement, sacraments were removed from the curriculum, the lower school curriculum was changed to world religions, the logo and colors were changed to be ‘less Catholic,’ and the uniform was changed to be less Catholic.”
“There are other families having the same concerns I do. Many parents feel if the school is heading in a different direction then the San Domenico community should have been notified before the signing of the enrollment for the following year.”
I don’t really get it: do people actually pay a tuition to have their kids brainwashed that Catholics shouldn’t be the traditional Christians they were because it’s discriminatory? As an outsider (I am not a Catholic), I am amazed how the communist fringe of Catholicism which spawned in South America (just like the current Pope Bergoglio), i.e. liberation theology is now taking over the US.
You might want to listen to this episode of the Tom Woods podcast, where he gives you everything you need to know about Pope Bergoglio.