Religion: Peeved Parent

Required by the church to send their children to parochial schools whenever possible, Roman Catholic parents are not always happy about them. Last week the Jesuit weekly America printed a long letter from Mrs. James R. Cronin, 31, wife of a roofing contractor and onetime Chicago reporter, who has four children in St. Philip Neri School on Chicago's South Side. Not all of Pat Cronin's grievances were major, but many would probably be recognized by other Catholic mothers. Items:

¶ "Why ask an eighth grader in a questionnaire: 'Do you think your parents are...

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