Regarding “Forming saints,” Dec. 3, Page 1:

The pastor in Springfield says the goal of education is to get children to heaven, not Harvard. Are the children at St. Alice being taught spiritual elitism which makes them approach the world saying, “I’m OK, but you are not”?

Also, Jesus teaches us not to hide our light under a bushel basket. Presumably, intelligence and critical thinking are included.

Among Catholics and other Christians, there are examples of many highly educated and scholarly people, including Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, Edith Stein, Deitrich Bonhoeffer and many others.

Are we supposed to circle the wagons or add salt to society?

Alice Siller

Hillsboro