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    Default 167 Year Old Catholic School Removes Statues Of Mary And Jesus To Be More Inclusive

    167 Year Old California Catholic School Removes Statues of Mary and Jesus to be More Inclusive

    Is this for real????????

    The world has gone totally bonkers......is there anybody left who is not insane in this country?
    Is the parish hurting for money or hungry for money?
    Or are they being transformed by non-Catholics from the inside?

    Removal of a number of statues and other smaller Catholic icons from the campus of San Domenico School in San Anselmo has raised concerns among some parents.
    In an email to the school’s board of directors, Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and the head of school, Shannon Fitzpatrick objected to the removal of the statues and other steps the school has taken in an effort to make the school more inclusive.
    “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,” wrote Fitzpatrick, whose 8-year-old son attends the school.
    She added, “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.”
    Responding to follow-up questions Monday, Fitzpatrick wrote, “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.”
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    I have to say, this whole statue issue is getting way out of control. You all know I am total liberal or should I say about 98% liberal. I do have a problem with abortion. We have statues here in New Mexico celebrating conquistadors that did horrible atrocities to Native Americans. BUT, they were brave explorers and are honored for it. Now IMO, you cannot just erase history nor should you by taking down statues of people we don't approve of it. What should be done is to celebrate and put up statues of others that should be up. Make it a balance and honest celebration and portrayal of our history.

    When it comes to the Catholic faith, I think this is way, way out of place and just wrong. When I think of Catholic (long before I became one) I think of statues and beautiful visuals all over the church. Statues of Mary touch my spirit. I am a visual person and that is partly what drew me to the church. The Catholic Icons can be powerful instruments in our spirituality. I think right about now, if I was sending my children to this school, I would be complaining to the diocese and then pulling my kids and finding another CATHOLIC school. If the statues and sacraments are offensive to someone, what the hell are they paying big money to put their kids in a Catholic school for????? It is one thing to be politically correct. It is another to act like a bunch of wimps and pretend we are all the same and all believe the same things. I thought this was America. I thought we had freedom of speech here. And just to set the record straight, I think it was wrong to tear that statue down in Charlottesville or wherever it was (I try not to watch the news). Now the KKK and Nazi idiots I have a big problem with but tearing down a statue is ridiculous. It is our history folks. You cannot erase it. Put up another statue of a brave black soldier or leader. Problem solved. Embrace all of history, not just parts of it. You have to remember it and teach it in order for it not to happen again!
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    Default Re: 167 Year Old Catholic School Removes Statues Of Mary And Jesus To Be More Inclusi

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I have to say, this whole statue issue is getting way out of control. You all know I am total liberal or should I say about 98% liberal. I do have a problem with abortion. We have statues here in New Mexico celebrating conquistadors that did horrible atrocities to Native Americans. BUT, they were brave explorers and are honored for it. Now IMO, you cannot just erase history nor should you by taking down statues of people we don't approve of it. What should be done is to celebrate and put up statues of others that should be up. Make it a balance and honest celebration and portrayal of our history.

    When it comes to the Catholic faith, I think this is way, way out of place and just wrong. When I think of Catholic (long before I became one) I think of statues and beautiful visuals all over the church. Statues of Mary touch my spirit. I am a visual person and that is partly what drew me to the church. The Catholic Icons can be powerful instruments in our spirituality. I think right about now, if I was sending my children to this school, I would be complaining to the diocese and then pulling my kids and finding another CATHOLIC school. If the statues and sacraments are offensive to someone, what the hell are they paying big money to put their kids in a Catholic school for????? It is one thing to be politically correct. It is another to act like a bunch of wimps and pretend we are all the same and all believe the same things. I thought this was America. I thought we had freedom of speech here. And just to set the record straight, I think it was wrong to tear that statue down in Charlottesville or wherever it was (I try not to watch the news). Now the KKK and Nazi idiots I have a big problem with but tearing down a statue is ridiculous. It is our history folks. You cannot erase it. Put up another statue of a brave black soldier or leader. Problem solved. Embrace all of history, not just parts of it. You have to remember it and teach it in order for it not to happen again!
    Well said Wifey... Sure hope Wizard reads this..Because most Americans feel the same way both Democrats and Republicans.. Just read an article last night about how a movie theater in Memphis had to shut down the showing of a classic movie.. because someone was offended.. The movie?? "GONE WITH THE WIND"... How far are they gonna take this??


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    Default Re: 167 Year Old Catholic School Removes Statues Of Mary And Jesus To Be More Inclusi

    I tend to think the Catholic statues would be the higher goal of these Anti-Christs.

    If you can take out a lot of the policies which Christianity supported....which they have done quite thoroughly over the last century....one of the last things to do would be to remove the symbolss from everywhere they can.

    I could care less if they got rid of any statues of anybody from American history.......but the Church has had statues and symbols for milenia.......and taking those out bugs me....because religion is serious stuff for the worlds belief system.....I am a Christian.....and believe that Christ and the Church he began and still exist today is the best thing for humanity and the world.......................but the world who does not believe that....would like nothing more but to extinguish everything that Christ and the catholic church have done...they'd like it wiped out.

    If any statue or work of art is to be taken down....would it not be fair and equal to take down ALL statues and artwork? In these people's minds who want things torn down?

    If you're gonna do it.....then say bye. bye to art classes....and these types would never let go of their art...where they are God..and they are Church...and they preach to the rest of the world thru what they create. (and of course the market can make some money or have some money exchanges going on).
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Well said Wifey... Sure hope Wizard reads this..Because most Americans feel the same way both Democrats and Republicans.. Just read an article last night about how a movie theater in Memphis had to shut down the showing of a classic movie.. because someone was offended.. The movie?? "GONE WITH THE WIND"... How far are they gonna take this??


    ‘Gone with Wind’ is gone with a whine! TN theater caves to left, cancels classic after 34-year-tradition

    Are you serious? I would like to think this is fake news but who knows...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Are you serious? I would like to think this is fake news but who knows...........
    Here is another link to it and even has a facebook post from someone that apparently was involved in getting it removed.. Fake news?? Who is to know what is true and what is fake.. They all seem to do it..

    http://dennismichaellynch.com/gone-w...l-sensitivity/


    TakeEmDown is a reference to a movement in the city to remove memorials of the Confederacy. Last weekend, there was a #TakeEmDown901 rally, which reportedly ended in 8 arrests.

    MGM’s “Gone with the Wind” was a staple at the Orpheum. It screened the film four times during a single week in June of 1999, and actor Fred Crane, who played one of the Tarleton twins in the film, even made an appearance at the theater for the event, according to Commercial Appeal.

    And another link

    http://www.commercialappeal.com/stor...eum/601949001/
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    Default Re: 167 Year Old Catholic School Removes Statues Of Mary And Jesus To Be More Inclusi

    After all the statues are down will they come after the books and have public burnings??? What does it remind any of you old timers of???
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