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8/11/2014 9:26:00 AM
Boycott school on Good Friday?
Catholic News ServiceA man carries a large wooden cross during the Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York April 18.
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A man carries a large wooden cross during the Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York April 18.

To the Catholic Sentinel:

In the last issue of the Catholic Sentinel, there was a news report that stated that Massachusetts’ school and union officials voted to treat April 3, 2015, as a regular school day. 

I remember when even banks were closed from noon to 3 p.m. on Good Friday. How times have changed!  Many residents in Massachusetts are not happy about this. They consider this a sacred day. If they cannot get this changed, I suggest taking the children out of school that day since it is sacred and special to them, as I believe it should be to all Christians.

If enough parents do this it could send an important message to the powers that be and others.

Richard Watson
Portland







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