Catholic education “in need of salvation”
(POSTED: 1/8/13) “Without an overhaul of money and personnel, the future of Catholic education is grim,” according to one Loyola University Chicago professor, writing in an op-ed in the New York Times. “Since 1990, the church has closed almost 1,500 parishes. Most were small, but just as big-city parochial schools are being closed, thriving urban parishes may be next on the chopping block.”
The commentary, which appeared in the Jan. 7, 2013, Times, was authored by Patrick McCloskey of Loyola’s Center for Catholic School Effectiveness and Joseph Claude Harris, a financial analyst and author of The Cost of Catholic Parishes and Schools.
To read the entire opinion piece, click here.