I was away this weekend and got back late last night, so I was unable to provide each of you with a Catholic Standard update. But never fear, that will be here tomorrow. For now, take a look at this article found on the Catholic News Service website, regarding the reasons why Catholic schools are closing...and it isn't simply one of money.
Personally, I think he pretty much hits it on the head. What to you think?
In the wake of the Archdiocese of New York recently closing 27 of its schools, conversation on the sharp decline of Catholic school enrollment has once again been ignited. One education expert says a weakening of Catholic identity is a primary factor in the school closures.
Dr. John J. Convey, who holds the title of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., also explained that a lack of school-aged children and waning pastoral leadership have also significantly contributed to school closures.
To read the entire article, go to the Catholic News Service.