Parents in the Bay Area are demanding that two religious leaders be removed for allegedly disrupting the tolerant atmosphere at their Catholic school.
One reason parents at Star of the Sea School are upset is they feel children are being excluded from religious activities. The Rev. Joseph Illo joined in August and determined that girls could no longer act as altar servers during Mass. He also implemented a rule that non-Catholic students could not receive blessings while their Catholic classmates took Communion, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
For his part, Illo says there is tension with the parents.
"It's important to hear their perspective," he said.
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