My child attends Catholic school and is in 5th grade. The class is preparing for confirmation and they did an activity in school recently that makes me uncomfortable. The children were asked to sit in a circle, surrounding a crucifix. Each child took a turn going to the center of the circle, holding the cross and apologizing to another classmate for some sort of injustice.
I’d like to bring my concerns to the teacher, a religious sister, but I’d like a bit of help. This sort of public confession seems inappropriate, especially in a Catholic school. This wasn’t a reconciliation service where a priest was present, but a classroom activity. Your thoughts and assistance are welcomed. Thank you!