WHOSE FAITH IS IT ANYWAY?

Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise’s estranged wife, is a Roman Catholic. Cruise is a member of the Church of Scientology. In what religion should Suri, their six year old daughter, be brought up? Louisiana’s laws on child custody do not address this issue. If a parent sought a court order to prevent the other from taking a child to a particular church, synagogue, mosque or temple, a court would have to fashion a ruling based on the best interests of the child. Given the difficulty a court would have making such a ruling, a judge might be inclined to refuse to enter an order in favor of any religion whatsoever.