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Cardinal Dolan Pens Joint Appeal To Congress For Financial Aid With Future Of Catholic Schools In Doubt Nationwide
WLNY CBS New York ^ | 8/9/20

Posted on 08/09/2020 6:42:57 PM PDT by marshmallow

Three Of Nation's Highest-Ranking Catholic Leaders Warned Congress Hundreds More Closures Likely Without Federal Support

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Roman Catholic educators have an extra challenge — trying to forestall a relentless wave of closures of their schools that has no end in sight.

Already this year, financial and enrollment problems aggravated by the pandemic have forced the permanent closure of more than 140 Catholic schools nationwide, according to officials who oversee Catholic education in the country.

Three of the nation’s highest-ranking Catholic leaders, in a recent joint appeal, said Catholic schools “are presently facing their greatest financial crisis” and warned that hundreds more closures are likely without federal support.

“Because of economic loss and uncertainty, many families are confronting the wrenching decision to pull their children out of Catholic schools,” said New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

They urged Congress to include funding in the next pandemic relief bill for scholarship assistance for economically disadvantaged families to use at Catholic or other private schools.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: churchandstate; popeleoxiii; rerumnovarum; separation

1 posted on 08/09/2020 6:42:57 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

We’ve become a pathetic country. Everyone begging the government for handouts.


2 posted on 08/09/2020 6:45:53 PM PDT by wny
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To: marshmallow

If they are going to take government money they will be no different than any other government school, so why bother?


3 posted on 08/09/2020 6:47:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (You are in far greater danger from authoritarian government than you are from a seasonal virus.)
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To: marshmallow

I wouldn’t give these cardinals a plug nickel of the taxpayer’s money.

Let them ask the Marxist pope.


4 posted on 08/09/2020 7:05:15 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Wipe ANTIFA off the face of the Earth. Indict Soros, too...their sugar daddy.)
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To: marshmallow

Catholics need to really rally and save their schools.


5 posted on 08/09/2020 7:23:21 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: marshmallow

while i respect the Cardinal’s desire to keep parochial schools alive, begging Caesar for handouts is the very worst way possible

Despite the Flavian influence at the beginnings, the Church can only survive with any integrity if it remains independent of the State

communist China is a clear picture of what happens when the Church accepts dependence on Caesar


6 posted on 08/09/2020 7:23:45 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: wny

These closures are what the left wants and is manipulating the system to get.


7 posted on 08/09/2020 7:24:33 PM PDT by MSF BU
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To: marshmallow

Well...but...there’s that old church and state thing.


8 posted on 08/09/2020 7:27:15 PM PDT by miserare ( Respect for life--life of all kinds-- is the first principle of civilization.~~A. Schweitzer.)
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To: rovenstinez

How’s about all Catholic mothers stay at home and homeschool their kids?


9 posted on 08/09/2020 7:29:11 PM PDT by miserare ( Respect for life--life of all kinds-- is the first principle of civilization.~~A. Schweitzer.)
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To: wny

Why not go to the vatican instead of the government? Break into the gifts room and start using the proceeds.


10 posted on 08/09/2020 7:44:03 PM PDT by kempster (w President of all time.)
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To: marshmallow

Cut the belly-laughing and raise your own money Cardinal. The Church is fast becoming just another NGO.


11 posted on 08/09/2020 8:02:26 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: marshmallow

The church is dead.


12 posted on 08/09/2020 8:05:53 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt
Cut the belly-laughing and raise your own money Cardinal. The Church is fast becoming just another NGO.


13 posted on 08/09/2020 9:36:13 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: faithhopecharity

hillsdale takes no government money and is doing fine


14 posted on 08/10/2020 4:28:20 AM PDT by STUDABAKER (resist the resisters)
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