The following article ran in the most recent issue of The Tablet:
SOUTH OZONE PARK — Maya Singh, an eighth-grader at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy in Queens, said she has enjoyed every minute of her time in the school, where she feels right at home and has made many friends with whom she has a lot in common.
But one thing that Maya does not have in common with many of her classmates is religion. Unlike them, Maya is not Catholic. She is Hindu. Even so, she says, she has never felt out of place.
“I’ve never been made to feel like I’m different. They’re so kind to everyone. Everyone is treated equally,” said Maya, who has attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help since pre-kindergarten and is preparing to get ready for her graduation in June. She will attend Archbishop Molloy High School in September.
Maya is part of a trend in the Diocese of Brooklyn — non-Catholics attending Catholic schools.