Can they opt-out?

Can they opt-out?

Regarding the Talking about Touching update, someone just asked me whether the archbishop says whether parents will be able to opt-out of the curriculum either in schools or in parish religious education. He does not say, but that’s an important point. Will parents be told that if they want their children to receive the sacraments in their parishes that the children will first have to go through a child-safety curriculum to which the parent objects?

After all, the archbishop says that the archdiocese won’t usurp the parents’ rights to be the primary educators of their children. If that’s true, then I think that at the very least parents should be able to decide that they won’t have their children participate in such a program without any penalty on them.

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