Second. Many of us in the over the years have contributed to the huge campaign many years ago to set up the Consortium and to the Annual Appeal. To say that we have not been asked is wrong. Many have given, and have given generously.
Third. Yes, there are suburban Catholic Schools, which many will have the opportunity to attend, but they too are facing the same pressures that all Catholic schools are facing. Many of them are not flush with cash, as you may think. Many of them are holding on because of the support by their parish. Many parents spend hundreds of hours conducting fund raisers to help raise thousands of dollars to keep their schools afloat. Many schools have not made any major capital improvements for years and are praying that there is no major structural failures.
Fourth and Last. Separate but Unequal. Again, you are making this a racial issue. Don’t. It is not. When the Archbishop goes after schools in Southern Maryland (which my sources says is being planned right now) and then Montgomery County, will you say the same thing?
The person you should be most upset at is the Archbishop, the Superintendent of Schools and the head of the Consortium.
They knew this was coming, and instead of announcing it way in advance, they waited till the last minute, knowing that there was not much else that could be done. It has become a done deal.
This is the M.O. of the Archbishop in these instances.
Quote of the Month:
"I've got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old, I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. So it doesn't make sense to not give them information." Barack Obama