This follows the same pattern as last year:
- There are series of articles in the Catholic Standard on how wonderful the new policy on education is working over the course of a few weeks.
- Suddenly, in November, consultations are announced. (This is different that a few years ago, when they told the parishes in Feb/March that the schools might close.)
- Everyone talks about how wonderful everyone is pulling together, esp. the Archdiocese.
Over a year ago, I told you that Southern Maryland was the next target. My source tells me at least one of these schools will close (merge) with a possible second.
Did you notice the other pattern: The Archdiocese places the burden on the parish and pastor to solve the problem. They pretty much wash their hands of the situation.
I keep thinking, if they advertised Catholic education like they did Catholic cemeteries, maybe we would not be in this situation.
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