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  • LeAnn Rogan
    September 6, 2011 Reply

    Making good schools great and great schools even better requires humility and leadership. May our school communities stop ‘saying they’re better’ than their public counterparts and actually start ‘being better’. Roll up your sleeves everyone and do the work of servant-leaders!

  • Anne
    September 8, 2011 Reply

    I homeschool my children and also support my parish Catholic school financially. Hats off to all homeschool families who live on one income, buy all books and materials out of pocket, and dedicate their lives to raising faithful followers of Jesus Christ. There is no real support out there for us, but we are paid back a thousand fold when we see our adult children practicing their faith seriously, giving back to the community as they practice their professions, and raise beautiful families of their own.

  • Nilda Gonzalez
    September 8, 2011 Reply

    Sad 2 say I’ve had the worse start 2 my daughters Senior. She attended St. Jeans for 3 yrs & due 2 a medical condition was not allowed 2 finish her senior yr in a School where she worked hard 2 accomplish so much & made great friends. Now finding a HS that accepts seniors has been a mothers worse nightmare.
    Talk about a great start 2 School :/

  • Irene
    September 8, 2011 Reply

    I agree that we have a communal obligation to support our schools. I think that obligation also extends to poor parishes (without schools) that struggle to make ends meet. I try to send something to two of my former parishes that are now low-income; but I think we need to figure out as a community how we can help these poor parishes pay the fuel bills and keep the doors open.

  • Kate
    September 8, 2011 Reply

    Wonderful article, Archbishop! Catholic schools are close to my heart, and I’m doing my best (along with so many others) to support, promote, maintain, and better our schools. This post is very helpful — thank you!

  • AndyP/Doria2
    September 19, 2011 Reply

    THIS, is the subject that I must admit makes me the sometimes angry Catholic the you all witness in these forums.

    I have three children who went to 12 years of Catholic school and graduated young Catholic Eunuchs. I though I was getting help with their Catholic Education and I was NOT.

    My anger is magnified towards myself because I didn’t notice it. Not until they approached college level did one of them ask me why the Eucharist in the person of God was not stressed over and over again they way I did and that they felt it was “sorta symbolic.”

    All this talk about how many kids pass grades and go on to college was absolutely useless if they graduate with very little knowledge of the faith.

    Recent studies have shown that the higher a young Catholic goes in Catholic education the more they are apt to lose their faith completely.

    IMO, this should be priority one. EVERYthing else comes in a disatant second.

 

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