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Samuel J. Howard said in April 24th, 2014 at 10:41 am

Cardinal Dolan’s blog has linked to an article in the New York Post about Catholic schools and quotes approvingly this paragraph:

These are promising initiatives, but in this Holy Season, Catholics should consider their history, especially those times in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when they were not the dominant American religion, but an outcast group. And it was in 1884, at a Baltimore enclave of Bishops, that church leaders ordered every Catholic parish to create a Catholic school and all Catholic parents to send their children to them, creating one of the most successful grassroots church revivals in history.

That strategy worked well. Local communities created their own schools and supported them with a sense of local ownership and responsibility.

That policy seems to be the very opposite of the Archdiocese’s process of regionalizing Catholic schools.

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