Skip to comments.Cardinal Dolan Pens Joint Appeal To Congress For Financial Aid With Future Of Catholic Schools In Doubt Nationwide
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 nations 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 OMalley 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.
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Weve become a pathetic country. Everyone begging the government for handouts.
If they are going to take government money they will be no different than any other government school, so why bother?
I wouldn’t give these cardinals a plug nickel of the taxpayer’s money.
Let them ask the Marxist pope.
Catholics need to really rally and save their schools.
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
These closures are what the left wants and is manipulating the system to get.
Well...but...there’s that old church and state thing.
How’s about all Catholic mothers stay at home and homeschool their kids?
Why not go to the vatican instead of the government? Break into the gifts room and start using the proceeds.
Cut the belly-laughing and raise your own money Cardinal. The Church is fast becoming just another NGO.
The church is dead.
hillsdale takes no government money and is doing fine
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