Post by amicus on Sept 10, 2018 23:34:55 GMT
It was brought to my attention through Our Lady of Victory Home Study program, that the book, "The Story of the Other Wise Man", was to be my grandson's reading assignment. I questioned the book, as I came across words that were not of Traditional Catholic origin. I questioned the use of words like, Zoraster,(God of Zoroastrianism) , Zoroastrianism (one of the world's oldest religions centered in a dualistic cosmology of good and evil and a eschatology predicting the ultimate destruction of evil), Sosiosh the Victorious (Champion of the Perse-Aryan race). Why are our children allowed to read books that bring modern, pagan ideas to their minds, either consciously, or subconsciously.
I had not heard of this book before so I figured it was a, "Born Out of Vat. II" book, but upon further investigation, I discovered the author, Henry van Dyke Jr. , who was a Presbyterian clergyman born in 1852. Maybe the children should be reading books authored by Catholics and true stories about the Birth of Our Lord and the Three Wise Men.
I have contacted Our Lady of Victory School, and have not heard back from them as of yet, (day four, doubt I will hear anything). I then brought the book to my Traditional Catholic Priests attention and he informed me to get rid of it, it is Blasphemous and should not be read.
Again, I ask why are books like this one brought in to a Traditional Catholic School and more important why is Lepanto Press printing the book. I know there must be a lot of good Traditional Catholic books that can be reprinted, ones that are filled with faith that are wholesome, adventurous, spiritual, moral, for our young to read.
My children went to Our Lady of Victory in the 80's and 90's and I did not worry about what they were getting in their curriculum , now I see modernism slowly seeping in, please watch and question what the school is doing, but above all, don't let your children read books that will cause the weakening of their faith.