Removing Catholic School’s Statues May Be Necessary
San Domenico School in San Anselmo, Calif., has voluntarily chosen to remove or relocate most of its Christian statues and artwork to appease non-Catholic students. Many Catholics are horrified, but sometimes it’s entirely appropriate for a Catholic school to remove all Catholic imagery—like when it’s being decommissioned as Catholic, which is precisely what ought to happen in this case.
When the Catholic Church decommissions a church building, the adornments are properly disposed of and, hopefully, sent on to other Catholic parishes that are still able to fulfill their mission. It would be scandalous for someone to walk into a fully adorned