I was recently asked to give an optional recommendation to a Catholic school for a prosepective 9th grade student who is non-Catholic. The family explored the school at my encouragement and I have no problem in writing a recommendation
The family is going through some tough times right now - and for whatever reason the youngster really does NOT want to return to public school.
Comments have come up that indicate the family may be very very much anti-Catholic; Such as calling Mass and prayer to the saints, a worship ritual that they are very much against. Words that I have heard from another source say the parents may actually demand that the student not be allowed to attend weekly Mass
I believe that a small school environment with a good academic program, that places prayer back inschool, teaches/encourages morality including chastity would be a big help for both the rising 9th grader and family.
So what to I do? Not fill out the optional recommendation.? Write an encouraging recommendation and not mention the anti-Catholic aspect? Or do I write a completely honest recommendation and mention the concerns that I have?
Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated