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Catholic school to be more ‘inclusive,’ less Catholic, after removing symbols

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In other statue-related news, San Domenico School in San Anselmo, California, has made waves by removing statues and other symbols of the Catholic faith from its campus.

Some parents are upset, especially about the removal of a statue of Mary and baby Jesus that was in the school courtyard, while other people in the school community have said that the change will be more “inclusive” for all students. Is this the latest example of political correctness gone amuck? Doc Thompson and Kal Elsebai had the story on Monday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”

“I probably shouldn’t go there if I’m offended or if I don’t want to be involved in any way in Catholicism,” Kal said. He described his experience of going to a Catholic school as a kid even though he wasn’t Catholic.

According to head of the school’s board of trustees Amy Skewes-Cox, the change is part of San Domenico’s new strategic plan. While some statues remain on campus, including a statue of St. Dominic in the center of the school, the board decided to remove many of the religious icons to be more inclusive to students of other faiths.

“If you walk on the campus and the first thing you confront is three or four statues of St. Dominic or St. Francis, it could be alienating for that other religion, and we didn’t want to further that feeling,” Skewes-Cox told the Marin Independent Journal.

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