NEW YORK — The Archdiocese of New York has announced that 26 of its 159 elementary schools are at risk of closing this June, affecting more than 5,000 of the 50,000 students in local Catholic schools.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York regretted the “very somber news” on his blog, The Gospel in the Digital Age.
“I dread this! I’d rather be opening new schools, not closing some!” he wrote Nov. 28.
The cardinal expressed sorrow to those whose schools had closed, especially individuals who had just changed schools after previous closures. However, he encouraged parents to enroll their children in other nearby Catholic schools that are “eager to welcome every student from a closing...READ MORE