** Allegra:** lakotak states RCIA not CCD/PRE; thus, not 1st grade and this will come up in a normal RCIA class… has every year for the past five years that I taught RCIA.
BTW: My 3rd year CCD/PRE.class full of 8 year old children brought this very question up in class (rape and abortion) - and yes, I said abortion is wrong even in the case of rape because it punishes the innocent child for actions done by another despicable person. Our children are exposed to such information earlier and earlier in life and I wouldn’t be surprised to hear about a 5 or 6 year old asking the same or similar questions, indeed, some of these young people are not so innocent due to their family life.
lakotak: Your co-teacher is playing with mortal sin and may not be fully aware of the implications. You need to encourage your co-teacher to talk the the Pastor about these positions. He needs to be made aware of the positions held by one of his catechists. Be kind and gentile; however, after having made a reasonable effort to get this person to talk to the Pastor, then you must do so and you must let your co-teacher know well in advance that you feel you need to talk with the pastor about this, then and only then, in all charity and avoid scandal - this is an affair between you, your co-teacher, and the Church Leadership.