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Re: Catholic Church

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Tue, 24 Aug 1999 01:11:28 EDT

In a message dated 8/23/99 6:03:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

So, if the Church doesn't have a problem with the scientific theory of
evolution (and if anyone might, one would think it to be them), then it
seems that the current cry is rising, as has been pointed out on this list
earlier, by a group of fundamentalists who are trying to take 'religious'
control of our children's education. >>
But it burns me up, as a Catholic School Educator, that these same parents
WANT their kids to PRAY at the public schools. Didn't they fight to get "one
nation, under God, indivisible..." out of the pledge of allegiance? Or is
that just gone, now, in public schools? If they are to be separate (Church
and State) why do these parents not exercise their right (okay, and
checkbooks, unfortunately) to send their children to school to PRAY at a
parochial school??? We lead our students in prayer every day, we teach about
faith and work hard to shape moral students, we teach Evolution, about ALL
KINDS OF RELIGIONS (our December month, altho short, covers at least 8
different religious holidays of various faiths!) and for some reason, we are
not threatened.
-a little tired /frustrated with this discussion, but thought I would post
this anyway,