Who Will Save America’s Catholic Schools?
A threatened legacy
by Rob Kerby, Senior Editor
Some 2 million American children need leaders to act fast to save dying Catholic schools. “Since 2000,” writes reporter Sean Kennedy in the Chicago Sun-Times, “Catholic leaders have shuttered 2,000 schools across the United States, with no end in sight. In February, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced it would join the litany of urban dioceses that chose quitting over reform. Five Catholic schools will be closed and 14 percent of diocese staff will be laid off.