San Domenico School ‘will no longer be Catholic,’ sisters announce

San Domenico School ‘will no longer be Catholic,’ sisters announce

Cal Catholic Daily – 11/15/17

San Anselmo school, where removal of Catholic statuary on campus sparked international media attention earlier this year, drops affiliation with Church, will no longer be recognized as Catholic by San Francisco archdiocese.

The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael have determined that San Domenico School in San Anselmo “will no longer be a Catholic school, and will not be recognized by the Archdiocese of San Francisco as such.”

The sisters made the announcement Nov. 13, noting that during the past several months the community’s leadership team “has prayed, reflected, studied, and consulted on the best way forward for San Domenico School’s accreditation.”

Founded by the sisters in 1850, the school will no longer be accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association but will remain an independent school with accreditation by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the sisters announced. The school will continue to be a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

“San Domenico School has, and will continue to honor, its Catholic and Dominican heritage,” the sisters said. “The Dominican Sisters and San Domenico School are deeply committed to remaining in relationship with one another and to the mission of the school. The sisters also explained their decision to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and remain deeply committed to their relationship with the archdiocese.

“While this decision was a difficult one for us to make, we feel confident it is the right one at this time for the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and San Domenico School,” the sisters said.

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One comment on “San Domenico School ‘will no longer be Catholic,’ sisters announce

  1. Sad. Was it necessary for the confused modernists in charge of running this school not to try to restore its Catholic identity? Thomas Aquinas College in California doesn’t seem to have a problem finding students interested in Catholic identity.

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