Sunday, January 18, 2009

From today's New York Times..."For Catholic Schools, Crisis and Catharsis"



For Catholic Schools, Crisis and Catharsis

I don't really agree with a lot of what the article says, but a few items are worth the consideration of every Catholic who is interested in the future of our Catholic Schools. (emphases added)

A series of major studies in the past few years, including one by the White House Domestic Policy Council, has described the dwindling presence of parochial schools as a crisis not just for Catholics but for society.

Supporting Catholic schools is the obligation of the entire Catholic community.

What many Catholics cite as the heart of the parochial school experience: going to church on Sunday and seeing one’s classmates, for example, or knowing the names of the young altar servers at Mass. It is the parochial in the parochial school.

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