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Pulling the Plug on Religion Field Trips
I thought the fallout described in this story was entirely predictable. Do you think complaining parents are ready to have Muslim and Hindu prayers take a turn at school functions?
As is often the case, young people seem to have more of a bead on balance. Kelly Fussman, 2012 graduate:
And probably not through school-site prayer, either.
It does reinforce a pervasive magicalism among many Christians. The Father Z brand of Catholic orthodoxy: just do what the higher-ups tell you and it will be all right. The notion that just by rubbing shoulders with non-Christians, some voodoo thing might rub off. Clearly, the notion of free will isn’t very strong among some people. Nor the belief in the strength of Christ and grace taking root in one’s mind, heart, and will.
About catholicsensibilityTodd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.