Friday, April 11, 2008

Archdiocese of Washington DC Catholic Schools -- Closing?

Today's Washington Times and Washington Post both have stories regarding the closing of Catholic schools across the country.

Last week (or maybe two), Archbishop Wuerl talked about the fact that if Catholic schools don't get vouchers, we may see them closing.

The Maryland Catholic Conference was not able to get BOAST passed, nor has been able to make any headway on vouchers in Maryland.

Is the Archbishop and the Diocese beginning to set the stage for the closing of additional Catholic schools over the next year or two, beyond the Consortium?

This writer believes the answer is YES.

The word on the street is that St. John the Evangelist Parish in Silver Spring, MD may tap into the principle of the Schools Endowment Fund to pay off school bills because the Diocese will not help.

I will keep you posted.

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