So my thirteen year old daughter will be attending a Roman Catholic High School this coming September. As part of her preparations for transition into this very different world than the Public School system she now attends, she was invited to 'shadow' a current student for the day. It was decided that I would drop her off at the school office today before I went to work. As we were walking through the school grounds and school halls I couldn't help but notice that a goodly many of the students were NOT observing the school dress code, i.e. they looked as shabby and idiotic as the students attending the public high School down the road. I inquired with Libby as to the reason for this but she was as stumped as I. Anyhow, we found the office and I put her into the hands of these modern day Jesuits. Off to work I went...
About 20 minutes ago, my wife called to inform me that she had successfully picked up our daughter from her theist captors and returned her home. I then mentioned to my wife my confusion regarding the rather relaxed dress code at an ostensibly Catholic school. Get ready for this... Libby asked her mentor the reason so many students were 'dressed down'. Evidently, the school is in the midst of a very large fund raiser and the students who sell enough of what ever product (relics, candle drippings, burnt incense who knows!) get to dress down for the week!
I'd like to repeat this because it bears repeating! The Catholic High School is BENDING the rules for students who bring it in enough money! Are you following me!? They are CHANGING the rules for people who give them enough money! My daughters future High School...is selling indulgences!
'Angels and ministers of grace defend us!'