Rethinking Catholic Schools

Who Really Needs Them?

I admit that I grumble a little when I sign the monthly parish check to support the local Catholic school. It’s for a lot of money—thousands of dollars—and I always think of it as a drain with little gain. Being fortunate to live in a town with an excellent public-school system, I can count on two hands the number of parish children who are enrolled in the Catholic school. It’s a fine place too, but it can...

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Fr. Nonomen (a pseudonym) is the pastor of a suburban parish. He has been a priest for more than twenty years.