Montessori Freedom Vs. Catholic Dogma?

Some may wonder whether “the large measure of freedom permitted to the child is inconsistent with the Catholic idea of authority and dogma” (The Child in the Church, 1930, p. 154).

This question was raised in a conversation when Dr. Montessori was present. Her response?

There is dogma as well as liberty in my method
if you can only discern it.
When you say to the child ‘This is red,’ or ‘This is seven,’
what are these but dogmatic statements?

The child in the church, 1930, p. 152

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