167-Year Old Catholic School Hides Statues of Mary, Jesus in Storage

167-Year Old Catholic School Hides Statues of Mary, Jesus in Storage

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An alleged Catholic school in San Anselmo named for San Domenico just removed 18 of its 180 beautiful old statues and put them in storage so as to not be alienating. They want to be more inclusive by hiding what they are and what they believe in.

There is no doubt the Board will get rid of the remaining 18 eventually.

The head of the school’s board of trustees, Amy Skewes-Cox, claims such removals are “completely in compliance” with school rules, which were approved by the board and the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael last year.

However, 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[…]

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