Father Daren entered the Santa debate this year by posting an excerpt from an archbishop's homily on the subject and subsequent commentary from another priest. I don't believe I have ever heard a priest speak on this subject and here I find two!
In a follow-up post, he uses a quote from a post I wrote last year on the subject (thanks, Padre!) and stirs up the pot a little more.
This is a sensitive subject for many people because it touches directly on our parenting. I know I have been accused of being a bad parent for telling my kids the truth about Santa. And I know that others have felt judged when I have expressed my opinion on the matter. Emotions can rule the day if we're not careful.
Father clearly isn't trying to be contentious or judgmental, only to provoke thought...and I hope his readers recognize the purity of his intention instead of viewing it as a personal attack.
My husband and I are one of the small minority of Americans who do not teach the kids to believe in the existence of Santa. I'm okay with that. It's still nice to have some company once in a while!